Pinocchio

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an illustration depicting the character Pinocchio
See also: pinocchio

English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from Italian Pinocchio, possibly from the rare Tuscan form pinocchio (pine nut) or constructed from pino (pine tree, pine wood).

Pronunciation[edit]

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Proper noun[edit]

Pinocchio

  1. The fictional boy made from wood whose nose gets longer with each lie he tells, protagonist of the story The Adventures of Pinocchio (1881) by Carlo Collodi.
  2. The popular fairy tale about Pinocchio.

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Noun[edit]

Pinocchio (plural Pinocchios)

  1. One who lies often; a liar.
  2. One who has difficulty hiding lies.

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Italian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Possibly from the rare Tuscan form pinocchio (pine nut) or from pino (pine tree, pine wood) +‎ -occhio.

Pronunciation[edit]

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  • IPA(key): /piˈnɔk.kjo/, [piˈnɔk̟ːjo]
  • Rhymes: -ɔkkjo
  • Hyphenation: Pi‧nòc‧chio

Proper noun[edit]

Pinocchio m

  1. Pinocchio (character and fairy tale)

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Portuguese[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Pinocchio m

  1. Alternative spelling of Pinóquio