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See also: uccellò




  • IPA(key): /uˈt͡ːʃɛlːo/, [utˈt͡ʃɛl̺.l̺o]
  • Rhymes: -ɛllo
  • Hyphenation: uc‧cèl‧lo
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Etymology 1[edit]

From Late Latin aucellus, contracted form of Vulgar Latin *avicellus, diminutive of Latin avis, from Proto-Italic *awis, from Proto-Indo-European *h₂éwis. Compare French oiseau, Catalan ocell, Occitan aucèl, Neapolitan auciello, Sicilian auceddu, Friulian uciel, Venetian oxeło, Ligurian öxéllo, Romansch utschè. Doublet of augello.


uccello m (plural uccelli)

  1. bird
    Synonyms: volatile, pennuto, augello (archaic)
  2. (slang, vulgar) willy (British), peter (US), dick; (the penis)
Derived terms[edit]
  • uccellaccio m (bird of prey; bird of ill omen; dupe)
  • uccellagione f (hunting or shooting birds; The season for doing this; the birds killed)
  • uccellaia f (a large number of birds;a place where hawking takes place; confused chatter; affair (of the heart); deception; mockery)
  • uccellaio m (bird breeder or seller)
  • uccellame m (bag of gamebirds (caught by a hunter))
  • uccellamento m, uccellatura f (bird-catching; mockery; prank)
  • uccellanda f (fowling (bird-catching) site)
  • uccellare (to catch birds or fowl; to fool or trick)
  • uccellatoio m (place for bird-catching)
  • uccellatore m (bird-catcher)
  • uccelletto m (small bird)
  • uccellino m (little or young bird)
  • uccellone m (big bird)
  • uccello rapace m (bird of prey)

Etymology 2[edit]



  1. first-person singular present indicative of uccellare

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