alharaca

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Etymology[edit]

From Andalusian Arabic الحَرَكَة(al-ḥaráka), from Arabic حَرَكَة(ḥaraka).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /alaˈɾaka/ [a.laˈɾa.ka]
  • Rhymes: -aka
  • Syllabification: al‧ha‧ra‧ca

Noun[edit]

alharaca f (plural alharacas)

  1. clamour, vociferation; fuss
    • 1891, Benito Pérez Galdós, Ángel Guerra:
      Oíanse los golpazos que daba Palomeque, como si quisiera derribar la casa. Buscaba la continuación de la alfarda o viga, y la encontró, descubriendo además una magnífica alharaca que le hizo saltar de júbilo.
      Palomeque was banging loudly, as if he was trying to knock down the house. He was looking for the continuation of the batten or beam, and found it, also discovering a magnificent clamour that made him jump for joy.

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