parrilla

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English

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Etymology

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From Spanish parrilla (grill).

Noun

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parrilla (plural parrillas)

  1. A form of torture where the victim is strapped to a metal frame and subjected to electric shock.
    • 2012, J. Patrice McSherry, Predatory States: Operation Condor and Covert War in Latin America, Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, →ISBN, page 188:
      He described how Tenorinho was subjected to cruel tortures after proclaiming his innocence: he denied everything. Then they started to strike him. He was then brought to the parrilla, [the grill]. The parrilla was where we applied electric torture. It has this name because, in Argentina, the parilla is where you grill beef.

French

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Etymology

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Borrowed from Spanish parrilla.

Noun

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parrilla m (plural parrillas)

  1. grill, barbeque (equipment)

Spanish

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Etymology

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From parra (grapevine) +‎ -illa.

Pronunciation

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  • IPA(key): (most of Spain and Latin America) /paˈriʝa/ [paˈri.ʝa]
  • IPA(key): (rural northern Spain, Andes Mountains) /paˈriʎa/ [paˈri.ʎa]
  • IPA(key): (Buenos Aires and environs) /paˈriʃa/ [paˈri.ʃa]
  • IPA(key): (elsewhere in Argentina and Uruguay) /paˈriʒa/ [paˈri.ʒa]

 

  • Syllabification: pa‧rri‧lla

Noun

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parrilla f (plural parrillas)

  1. grill
    Synonym: plancha
  2. (figurative) grid
    parrilla de salidastarting grid
    • 2020 April 28, “El Govern plantea ocho franjas horarias para evitar aglomeraciones en la calle”, in La Vanguardia[1]:
      En concreto, la Generalitat ha esbozado una parrilla “bajo criterios científicos y sanitarios” que fija la salida para la práctica deportiva de 6 a 8 horas; []
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  3. (figurative, broadcasting) schedule, program
  4. small grapevine
  5. (Latin America) luggage rack
    Synonyms: portaequipajes, baca
  6. Ribes magellanicum, the Patagonian wild currant.

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