chiacchiera

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Italian[edit]

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Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Back-formation from chiacchierare (to chat, talk).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈkjak.kje.ra/, [ˈk̟jäk̟ːjerä]
  • Hyphenation: chiàc‧chie‧ra

Noun[edit]

chiacchiera f (plural chiacchiere)

  1. (in the plural, sometimes pejorative) chat, gossip, talk
  2. (chiefly in the plural, northern Italy, chiefly Lombardy) type of dessert in the form of fritters dusted with sugar, eaten during Carnival time; similar to angel wings
    Synonyms: bugia (Piedmont), cencio (Tuscany), frappa (central Italy), crostolo, galano (Venice), meraviglia (Sardinia)

Verb[edit]

chiacchiera

  1. third-person singular present indicative of chiacchierare
  2. second-person singular imperative of chiacchierare

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