firula

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Portuguese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Uncertain.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /fi.ˈɾu.la/
  • Hyphenation: fi‧ru‧la

Noun[edit]

firula f (plural firulas)

  1. (Brazil, slang) the act of beating around the bush (omitting facts to avoid a topic)
    Synonyms: enrolação, floreio, rodeio, circunlóquio
  2. (soccer) a very ingenious albeit purposeless move