chuchotage

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From French chuchotage (whispering).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ʃu.ʃəʊˈtɑːʒ/
  • (US) IPA(key): /ʃu.ʃoʊˈtɑʒ/
  • Hyphenation: chu‧cho‧tage

Noun[edit]

chuchotage (uncountable)

  1. The interpretation or translation of speech in a whisper to a single person in proximity to other people.
    • 2011, David Bellos, Is That a Fish in Your Ear?: Translation and the Meaning of Everything, London: Penguin Books, ISBN 978-0-241-95430-0, page 141:
      Eventually, the words of such Aramaic whisper-translations (called chuchotage in the modern world of international interpreters) were written down, mostly in small fragments, and these targums now provide precious linguistic and historical records for scholars of Judaism.

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From chuchoter +‎ -age.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

chuchotage m (plural chuchotages)

  1. (rare) whispering
  2. chuchotage

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Italian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from French chuchotage.

Noun[edit]

chuchotage m (invariable)

  1. chuchotage