passeggiata

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Etymology[edit]

Italian passeggiata

Noun[edit]

passeggiata (plural passeggiatas)

  1. A long, leisurely walk or stroll.
    • 2007, David M. Gross, Fast Company: A Memoir of Life, Love, and Motorcycles in Italy, Farrar, Straus and Giroux (→ISBN), page 94:
      This was the food in the old dining room—the homely mensa—before some disgruntled worker blew the whistle, informing the health department that cockroaches had been seen strolling around the kitchen on a passeggiata.

Italian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

passeggiare +‎ -ata

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /pas.sedˈd͡ʒa.ta/
  • Rhymes: -ata
  • Hyphenation: pas‧seg‧già‧ta

Noun[edit]

passeggiata f (plural passeggiate)

  1. walk, stroll, promenade (act)
    Synonyms: camminata, giro
    Facciamo una piccola passeggiata.Let's take a little walk.
  2. (by extension) public walk, promenade (place)
    Synonyms: corso, passeggio
  3. (colloquial, figuratively) piece of cake, cinch, doddle, picnic
    Synonyms: cavolata, gioco, sciocchezza
    non sarà una passeggiata!it won't be a picnic!

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Further reading[edit]

  • passeggiata in Treccani.it – Vocabolario Treccani on line, Istituto dell'Enciclopedia Italiana

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