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See also: richiamò



  • IPA(key): /riˈ
  • Rhymes: -amo
  • Hyphenation: ri‧chià‧mo

Etymology 1[edit]

Deverbal of richiamare.


richiamo m (plural richiami)

  1. The action or fact of calling back or being called back to a previous place or state:
    1. recall, recalling (act of calling back to a specific place, station etc.)
      richiamo in serviziorecall to service
      richiamo del proprio rappresentanterecalling of one's representative
      Synonym: (rare) richiamata
    2. call, invitation
      richiamo all'ordinecall to order
      Synonym: invito
    3. reprimand, rebuke
      il richiamo del capufficio lo lasciò indifferentehe was indifferent to the head clerk's reprimand (literally, “the reprimand of the headclerk left him indifferent”)
      Synonyms: rimprovero, (uncommon) riprensione
    4. recalling (act of requesting or ordering the return of)
    5. (medicine) Ellipsis of iniezione di richiamo (booster dose)
  2. Act or means of calling:
    1. call (beckoning or summoning)
    2. attraction, allure
    3. (hunting) game call (instrument to call birds or animals)
  3. Meanings related to written works:
    1. (typography) reference mark (symbol used to refer a reader to a footnote or endnote)
    2. (typography) Ellipsis of segno di richiamo
  4. (typography) a mark left to indicate progress in proofreading
    1. (publishing) guidewords (words to help reader in finding specific entry)
    2. (printing, historical) catchword (word that repeats the first word on the following page)
      Synonym: parola d'ordine
    3. reference, citation
  5. (obsolete) complaint
    Synonym: reclamo
Derived terms[edit]


  • richiamo in – Vocabolario Treccani on line, Istituto dell'Enciclopedia Italiana

Etymology 2[edit]

See the etymology of the main entry.



  1. first-person singular present indicative of richiamare