llano

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Spanish llano. Doublet of piano, plain, and plane.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

llano (plural llanos)

  1. A plain or steppe in parts of Latin America.
    • 2006, Thomas Pynchon, Against the Day, Vintage 2007, p. 442:
      “For this,” said El Espinero, with an economical slide of his hand indicating all the visible circumference of the cruel llano.

References[edit]

  1. ^ The Chambers Dictionary, 9th Ed., 2003
  2. ^ llano”, in Collins English Dictionary.
  3. ^ llano”, in Lexico, Dictionary.com; Oxford University Press, 2019–2022.

Asturian[edit]

Adjective[edit]

llano

  1. neuter of llanu

Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Inherited from Latin plānus, from Proto-Indo-European *pleh₂-. Compare the borrowed doublet plano. Cognate with Galician chan and Portuguese chão.

Pronunciation[edit]

 
  • IPA(key): (most of Spain and Latin America) /ˈʝano/, [ˈɟ͡ʝa.no]
  • IPA(key): (rural northern Spain, Andes Mountains) /ˈʎano/, [ˈʎa.no]
  • IPA(key): (Buenos Aires and environs) /ˈʃano/, [ˈʃa.no]
  • IPA(key): (elsewhere in Argentina and Uruguay) /ˈʒano/, [ˈʒa.no]
  • Rhymes: -ano
  • Adjective[edit]

    llano (feminine llana, masculine plural llanos, feminine plural llanas)

    1. even, flat, level
      Synonyms: plano, liso
    2. plain
    3. straightforward
    4. (phonetics) paroxytone (penultimate accented)
      Synonym: grave
      Coordinate term: agudo

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    Noun[edit]

    llano m (plural llanos)

    1. plain (an open, grassy, mostly treeless land)

    Descendants[edit]

    • English: llano

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