pallone

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Borrowing from Italian pallone (a large ball), from palla (ball). See balloon.

Noun[edit]

pallone (uncountable)

  1. A traditional Italian game played with a large leather ball.
    • 1905, E. M. Forster, Where Angels Fear to Tread
      “Go and play pallone.”
      “I am a married man,” he answered, without raising his head. “I do not play games any more.”

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Italian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

palla +‎ -one

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /pal.ˈlo.ne/, [pal.ˈloː.ne]
  • Rhymes: -one
  • Hyphenation: pal‧ló‧ne

Noun[edit]

pallone m (plural palloni)

  1. ball, football
  2. balloon, aerostat

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