assobiar

PortugueseEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

Assobio (whistle) +‎ -ar, from Latin ad- + sībilus (hissing).

PronunciationEdit

  • (Paulista) IPA(key): /a.so.bi.ˈa(ɾ)/, /a.so.ˈbja(ɾ)/, /a.su.bi.ˈa(ɾ)/, /a.su.ˈbja(ɾ)/
  • (Portugal) IPA(key): /ɐ.su.ˈβjaɾ/

VerbEdit

assobiar (first-person singular present indicative assobio, past participle assobiado)

  1. (intransitive) to whistle (to make a shrill, high-pitched sound by forcing air through the mouth)
  2. (transitive) to whistle a song
  3. (of a bird) to produce birdsongs

SynonymsEdit

  • (to whistle): ciciar, sibilar, silvar
  • (to produce a birdsong): cantar

Related termsEdit

  • assobiador
  • assobiante
  • assobiável
  • assobio

ConjugationEdit

Last modified on 20 September 2013, at 12:31