stillicidio

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Italian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Latin stīllicidium (water falling drop by drop).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /stil.liˈt͡ʃi.djo/
  • Rhymes: -idjo
  • Hyphenation: stil‧li‧cì‧dio

Noun[edit]

stillicidio m (plural stillicidi)

  1. a slow, steady trickle or dripping
    Synonyms: (literary) gemichio, (uncommon) stillamento
  2. (figuratively) a continuous repetition of something annoying or tedious
    Synonym: (familiar) continuo
    • 2013, Paolo Sorrentino, La grande bellezza, spoken by Jep Gambardella (Toni Servillo), 01:47:52 from the start:
      Stefania, sono quarant'anni che perdo colpi, uno stillicidio.
      Stefania, I've been losing my touch for forty years now, it's never-ending.
      (literally, “Stefania, it's forty years that I'm losing shots, a trickle.”)

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References[edit]

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

Latin[edit]

Noun[edit]

stīllicidiō

  1. dative/ablative singular of stīllicidium