abbellire

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Italian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

a- +‎ bello +‎ -ire

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ab.belˈli.re/
  • Rhymes: -ire
  • Hyphenation: ab‧bel‧lì‧re

Verb[edit]

abbellìre (first-person singular present abbellìsco, first-person singular past historic abbellìi, past participle abbellìto, auxiliary (transitive) avere or (intransitive) essere)

  1. (transitive) to embellish, to adorn, to beautify
    Antonym: imbruttire
  2. (transitive, figuratively) to embellish, to exaggerate
  3. (intransitive, literary) to become beautiful [auxiliary essere]

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References[edit]

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