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From a reduction of the prefix in discendere, from Latin dēscendō, dēscendere.


  • IPA(key): /ˈʃ, [ˈʃːɾe]
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  • Rhymes: -endere



  1. (transitive, nonstandard) to go (all the way) down, come (all the way) down (the stairs)
    scendere le scaleto go down the stairs
  2. (transitive, nonstandard) to climb (all the way) down (a ladder)
    scendere la scalato climb down the ladder
  3. (intransitive) to descend, move downward; go down
    scendere (al piano di sotto)to go downstairs
    scendere in cittàto go into the city; go to town
    scendere in piazzato take to the streets (in protest)
  4. (intransitive) to climb down from, come down from
    scendere dall'alberoto come down from the tree
  5. (intransitive) to get out of (bed)
    scendere dal lettoto get out of bed
  6. (intransitive) to get off; get out of; disembark from; alight
    scendere dal trenoto get off the train
    scendere dalla macchinato get out of the car
  7. (intransitive, of a river) to flow down, run down, descend
  8. (intransitive, of rain) to fall (to the ground)
  9. (intransitive, of levels, temperature) to drop, fall, go down




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