chiacchierare

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Italian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

In part onomatopoeic, but cannot be separated from Old French claquer (clap, clack, clatter), which is ultimately from Proto-Germanic *klakōną (to clap, chirp), from Proto-Indo-European *glag- (to make a noise, clatter, chirp).[1]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /kjak.kjeˈra.re/, [k̟jäkk̟jeˈr̺äːr̺e̞]
  • Hyphenation: chiac‧chie‧rà‧re

Verb[edit]

chiacchierare

  1. (intransitive) to chat
  2. (intransitive) to chatter
  3. (intransitive) to gossip

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Pianigiani, Ottorino (1907), “chiacchierare”, in Vocabolario etimologico della lingua italiana (in Italian), Rome: Albrighi & Segati

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