puntilla

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Spanish puntilla.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /pʊnˈtiːə/ (or as Spanish, below)

Noun[edit]

puntilla (plural puntillas)

  1. (bullfighting) The small dagger to administer the coup de grâce to the bull.

Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Diminutive of punto ‘point’.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

puntilla f (plural puntillas)

  1. puntilla, dagger
  2. final blow, coup de grace
  3. tiptoe
    en puntillas
    on tiptoes