maggiore

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Italian

Adjective[edit]

maggiore (not comparable)

  1. (music) major

Italian[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From earlier maiore, from Proto-Romance *mayyōrem, from Latin māiorem, accusative case of māior, from Proto-Italic *magjōs, from Proto-Indo-European *m̥ǵh₂yós, from *méǵh₂s (big”, “great).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /maˈd͡ːʒore/, [mädˈd͡ʒo̞ːr̺e]
  • Hyphenation: mag‧gio‧re
  • Rhymes: -ore

Adjective[edit]

maggiore m, f (masculine and feminine plural maggiori) (comparative of grande)

  1. bigger, greater
  2. biggest, greatest
  3. longer, longest
  4. larger, largest
  5. most important
  6. major
  7. greater than
  8. older, oldest
  9. most of

Usage notes[edit]

  • The apocopic form maggior can optionally be used before singular nouns.

Noun[edit]

maggiore m, f (plural maggiori)

  1. oldest, elder
  2. major (military)

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