spauracchio

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Italian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

spaur(are) (to scare) +‎ -acchio (instrumental suffix)

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /spau̯ˈrak.kjo/, [s̪päu̯ˈr̺äkk̟jo]
  • Rhymes: -akkjo
  • Stress: spauràcchio
  • Hyphenation: spau‧rac‧chio

Noun[edit]

spauracchio m (plural spauracchi)

  1. (obsolete) scarecrow
  2. (by extension) Anything eliciting fear or dread.
  3. (by extension) A scaringly ugly or haggard person.

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