azulejo

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Spanish azulejo.

Noun[edit]

azulejo (plural azulejos)

  1. A painted tin-glazed ceramic tile of a kind found in Spain and Portugal, often arranged to form geometric patterns.

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Spanish azulejo.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /a.zu.le.ʒo/
  • (file)

Noun[edit]

azulejo m (plural azulejos)

  1. blue tile (used on walls)
    • 2019 March 28, Pierre Hemme, “En version luxe ou vegan, le kebab risque de perdre son âme”, in Le Monde[1]:
      Mignonne petite terrasse, azulejos décorant les murs, veau de lait et pain maison à base de farines bio : le cadre et la philosophie de Grillé pourraient le faire passer pour une adresse bistronomique chic de la capitale.
      A cute little balcony, blue tiles decorating the walls, suckling veal and homemade bread made from organic flour: the surroundings and the philosophy of Grillé could make it seem like a chic casual restaurant in the capital.

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Portuguese[edit]

azulejos

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Spanish azulejo, from Arabic اَلزُّلَيْج(az-zulayj, polished stone), formed as a diminutive of زُلُج(zuluj, smooth rocks).

Pronunciation[edit]

 
 
  • (Portugal) IPA(key): /ɐ.zuˈlɐ(j).ʒu/ [ɐ.zuˈlɐ(ɪ̯).ʒu]
    • (Central Portugal) IPA(key): /ɐ.zuˈle.ʒu/
    • (Southern Portugal) IPA(key): /ɐ.zuˈle.ʒu/

  • Hyphenation: a‧zu‧le‧jo

Noun[edit]

azulejo m (plural azulejos)

  1. tile

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Spanish[edit]

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A tile with an ornate, colorful radial pattern
A 16th-century Spanish azulejo tile

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): (Spain) /aθuˈlexo/ [a.θuˈle.xo]
  • IPA(key): (Latin America) /asuˈlexo/ [a.suˈle.xo]
  • Rhymes: -exo
  • Hyphenation: a‧zu‧le‧jo

Etymology 1[edit]

From azul.

Adjective[edit]

azulejo (feminine azuleja, masculine plural azulejos, feminine plural azulejas)

  1. blue colored
    Synonym: azulado

Etymology 2[edit]

From Andalusian Arabic اَلزُّلَيْجَة(az-zuléyja), from Arabic اَلزُّلَيْج(az-zulayj, polished stone), formed as a diminutive of زُلُج(zuluj, smooth rocks).

Noun[edit]

azulejo m (plural azulejos)

  1. tile (of a wall or floor)
    Synonym: baldosa
  2. indigo bunting, Passerina cyanea
  3. cornflower, Centaurea cyanus
    Synonym: aciano
Derived terms[edit]
Descendants[edit]
  • English: azulejo
  • French: azulejo
  • Portuguese: azulejo

Etymology 3[edit]

See the etymology of the corresponding lemma form.

Verb[edit]

azulejo

  1. first-person singular present indicative of azulejar

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