chillar

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Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Spanish chirlar, from *chislar, from Late Latin *cisclare, an alteration of Latin fistulō (to play the flute), which is derived from Latin fistula (flute). Compare Catalan xisclar.

Pronunciation[edit]

 
  • IPA(key): (most of Spain and Latin America) /t͡ʃiˈʝaɾ/ [t͡ʃiˈʝaɾ]
  • IPA(key): (rural northern Spain, Andes Mountains) /t͡ʃiˈʎaɾ/ [t͡ʃiˈʎaɾ]
  • IPA(key): (Buenos Aires and environs) /t͡ʃiˈʃaɾ/ [t͡ʃiˈʃaɾ]
  • IPA(key): (elsewhere in Argentina and Uruguay) /t͡ʃiˈʒaɾ/ [t͡ʃiˈʒaɾ]

  • Rhymes: -aɾ
  • Hyphenation: chi‧llar

Verb[edit]

chillar (first-person singular present chillo, first-person singular preterite chillé, past participle chillado)

  1. to shriek, to screech, to scream
    • 1984, “Cena recalentada”, in A Santa Compaña, performed by Golpes Bajos:
      La loca de mi madre que me chilla y no se cansa
      My crazy mother who screams at me and doesn't get tired
  2. to creak
  3. to sizzle, to hiss
  4. (colloquial) to speak; say a word

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Swedish[edit]

Verb[edit]

chillar

  1. present tense of chilla.