abbarbagliamento

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Italian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

abbarbagliare (to dazzle) +‎ -mento (-ment)

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ab.bar.ba.ʎaˈmen.to/, [äbbär̺bäʎʎäˈme̞n̪t̪o]
  • Stress: abbarbagliaménto
  • Hyphenation: ab‧bar‧ba‧glia‧men‧to

Noun[edit]

abbarbagliamento m (plural abbarbagliamenti)

  1. dazzlement (condition of being dazzled)
    • 1889, Giovanni Verga, Mastro-don Gesualdo[1], Biblioteca Universale Rizzoli, published 2010, page 299:
      Poi, quando fu sola, a un tratto, con un gesto disperato, si strappò la gorgierina che la soffocava, con un'onda di sangue al volto, un abbarbagliamento improvviso dinanzi agli occhi
      Then suddenly, when she was alone, with a desperate gesture, she tore off the gorget that was suffocating her, with a rush of blood to her face, a sudden dazzlement in front of her eyes
  2. (figuratively) mistake, error

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