klokkenluider

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Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle Dutch clockeludere, clockeludre, equivalent to klok (bell) +‎ -en- +‎ luider (ringer).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈklɔ.kə(n)ˌlœy̯.dər/
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  • Hyphenation: klok‧ken‧lij‧der

Noun[edit]

klokkenluider m (plural klokkenluiders, diminutive klokkenluidertje n)

  1. A bell ringer, who sounds (a) bell(s), as in a church's bell tower.
  2. (figuratively) A whistle-blower; an insider who comes forward to make a scandal, etc. public.

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