assobiar

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Etymology[edit]

Assobio (whistle) +‎ -ar, from Latin ad- + sībilus (hissing).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (Paulista) IPA(key): /a.so.bi.ˈa(ɾ)/, /a.so.ˈbja(ɾ)/, /a.su.bi.ˈa(ɾ)/, /a.su.ˈbja(ɾ)/
  • (Portugal) IPA(key): /ɐ.su.ˈβjaɾ/

Verb[edit]

assobiar (first-person singular present indicative assobio, past participle assobiado)

  1. (intransitive) to whistle (to make a shrill, high-pitched sound by forcing air through the mouth)
  2. (transitive) to whistle a song
  3. (of a bird) to produce birdsongs

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