giallo

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Italian[edit]

Un aperitivo giallo

Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from Old French jalne (variant of jaune), from Latin galbinus. Crime fiction sense derives from the yellow covers of cheap crime literature.

Pronunciation[edit]

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

Adjective[edit]

giallo (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

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Colors in Italian · colori (layout · text)
     bianco      grigio      nero      marrone
             rosa              rosso, cremisi              arancione              giallo, crema
             limetta              verde              {{{mint green}}}, {{{dark green}}}              ciano, blu petrolio, foglia di tè
             azzurro              blu              violetto, indaco              magenta, viola