anatroccolo

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Italian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From anatra (duck) plus the rare diminutive suffix -occolo.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /a.naˈtrɔk.ko.lo/
  • Hyphenation: a‧na‧tròc‧co‧lo

Noun[edit]

anatroccolo m (plural anatroccoli)

  1. (rare) Diminutive of anatra
  2. duckling (young duck)
    Synonym: anatrella (uncommon)
    Il brutto anatroccoloThe Ugly Duckling