abbaiatore

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Italian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

abbaiare +‎ -tore

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ab.ba.jaˈto.re/
  • Stress: abbaiatóre
  • Hyphenation: ab‧ba‧ia‧to‧re

Adjective[edit]

abbaiatore (feminine singular abbaiatrice, masculine plural abbaiatori, feminine plural abbaiatrici)

  1. barking, baying
  2. (figuratively) slanderous
    Synonym: maldicente

Noun[edit]

abbaiatore m (plural abbaiatori)

  1. barking or baying animal
  2. (figuratively) slanderer
    • 1353, Giovanni Boccaccio, “Giornata terza, Novella VII [Day the Third, Novel 7]”, in Decamerone [Decameron]‎[1], Tommaso Hedlin, published 1527, page 93:
      A cui Aldobrandino diſſe. Va via, credi tu, che io creda a gli abbaiatori?
      To which Aldobrandino replied: "Go away! Do you think I believe slanderers?

Related terms[edit]

References[edit]

  • abbaiatore in Treccani.it – Vocabolario Treccani on line, Istituto dell'Enciclopedia Italiana