mejilla

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Spanish[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From earlier mexilla, maxiella, from Latin maxilla.

Pronunciation[edit]

 
  • IPA(key): (most of Spain and Latin America) /meˈxiʝa/, [meˈxi.ʝa]
  • IPA(key): (rural northern Spain, Andes Mountains) /meˈxiʎa/, [meˈxi.ʎa]
  • IPA(key): (Buenos Aires and environs) /meˈxiʃa/, [meˈxi.ʃa]
  • IPA(key): (elsewhere in Argentina and Uruguay) /meˈxiʒa/, [meˈxi.ʒa]

Noun[edit]

mejilla f (plural mejillas)

  1. (anatomy) cheek
    Synonyms: cachete, carrillo

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