ghiotto

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Italian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Vulgar Latin *gluttus, from Latin glutō, gluttō, variant of glutiō, gluttiō (I swallow), from gula (throat, whence also gola), from Proto-Indo-European *gʷel- (throat). Cognate to French glouton, English glutton.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈɡjot.to/, [ˈɡ̟jot̪ːo]
  • Rhymes: -otto
  • Hyphenation: ghiót‧to

Adjective[edit]

ghiotto (feminine singular ghiotta, masculine plural ghiotti, feminine plural ghiotte)

  1. greedy (said of people)
    Synonym: goloso
    Sono molto ghiotto di tanti dolci.
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  2. appetising, delicious (said of food)
    Synonyms: appetitoso, goloso
  3. juicy (said of news)
    Synonyms: appetitoso, goloso

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