torrione

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Italian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From torre (tower) +‎ -one (augmentative suffix), with an infixed -i- of uncertain origin, possibly inserted to avoid confusion with torrone.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /torˈrjo.ne/, [t̪oˈrːjoːne]
  • Hyphenation: tor‧rió‧ne
  • Rhymes: -one

Noun[edit]

torrione m (plural torrioni)

  1. keep, large tower
  2. (nautical) conning tower
  3. dungeon

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