xiuxiuejar

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Etymology[edit]

Onomatopoeic; 'xiu-xiu' (sound of whispering) +‎ -ejar.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (Central) IPA(key): /ʃiwʃiwəˈʒa/, [ɕiwɕiwəˈʑa]

Verb[edit]

xiuxiuejar (first-person singular present xiuxiuejo, past participle xiuxiuejat)

  1. to whisper
    • 2012, Joseph Conrad (translation by Ferran Ràfols Gesa), Contes del neguit (Tales of Unrest), Editorial Alpha, page 54:
      Ell corria al meu costat sense tocar a terra, i xiuxiuejava, xiuxiuejava; era invisible, però ben nítid a l'orella.
      He ran beside me without touching the ground, and whispered, whispered; he was invisible, but clear in my ear.

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