arroyo

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Spanish arroyo.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (UK) IPA(key): /əˈɹɔɪ.əʊ/
  • (US) IPA(key): /əˈɹɔɪ.oʊ/
  • Hyphenation: ar‧ro‧yo

Noun[edit]

arroyo (plural arroyos)

  1. A dry creek or streambed, a gulch which temporarily or seasonally fills and flows (after sufficient rain).
    • 1957, Jack Kerouac, chapter 13, in On the Road, Viking Press, OCLC 43419454, part 1:
      Across the field were the tents, and beyond them the brown cottonfields that stretched out of sight to the brown arroyo foothills and then the snow-capped Sierras in the morning air.
  2. Any watercourse; any rivulet (whether it flows year-round or only seasonally).

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Spanish arroyo.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (file)

Noun[edit]

arroyo m (plural arroyos)

  1. arroyo

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Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Vulgar Latin *arrugium, from Latin arrugia (mineshaft).

Pronunciation[edit]

 
  • IPA(key): (everywhere but Argentina and Uruguay) /aˈroʝo/, [aˈro.ʝo]
  • IPA(key): (Buenos Aires and environs) /aˈroʃo/, [aˈro.ʃo]
  • IPA(key): (elsewhere in Argentina and Uruguay) /aˈroʒo/, [aˈro.ʒo]
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: a‧rro‧yo
  • Noun[edit]

    arroyo m (plural arroyos)

    1. stream, brook, creek (whether it flows year-round or only seasonally)

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    Descendants[edit]

    • English: arroyo
    • Esperanto: rojo
    • French: arroyo

    Verb[edit]

    arroyo

    1. First-person singular (yo) present indicative form of arroyar.

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