avondmaal

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Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle Dutch avontmael. Equivalent to avond (evening) +‎ maal (meal).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈaː.vɔntˌmaːl/
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  • Hyphenation: avond‧maal

Noun[edit]

avondmaal n (plural avondmalen, diminutive avondmaaltje n)

  1. dinner, supper, the evening meal
    Het avondmaal staat klaar.
    Dinner is ready.
    Het Laatste Avondmaal is een beroemd schilderij van Leonardo da Vinci.
    The Last Supper is a famous painting by Leonardo da Vinci.

Usage notes[edit]

This word tends to be used only to refer to "regular" dinners had at home, not to dinner parties or meals eaten elsewhere, where diner or avondeten are much more often used.

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