giallo

Definition from Wiktionary, the free dictionary
Jump to: navigation, search

Italian[edit]

Un aperitivo giallo

Etymology[edit]

  • From Old French jalne from Latin galbinus.
  • The crime fiction sense derives from the cheap paper used for crime literature, which becomes yellow as it ages.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [ˈd͡ʒälːo], /ˈdʒallo/
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: giàl‧lo
  • Rhymes: -allo

Adjective[edit]

giallo m ‎(feminine singular gialla, masculine plural gialli, feminine plural gialle)

  1. yellow
  2. (of a story) involving crimes and detective work
    Mistero giallo.
    Crime mystery.
    Racconti gialli.
    Whodunit tales.

Noun[edit]

giallo m ‎(plural gialli)

  1. the colour yellow
  2. amber, yellow (traffic signals)
  3. mystery, (police) case
  4. detective fiction, detective novel, detective story; crime fiction; whodunit; pulp fiction

Related terms[edit]

Anagrams[edit]

See also[edit]

Colors in Italian · colori (layout · text)
     rosso      viola      giallo      verde      blu petrolio, foglia di tè      blu      indaco
     karmezino      magenta      beige      limetta      ciano      azzurro      violetta
     marrone      rosa      arancione      nero      grigio      bianco