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Etymology

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Italian giallo.

Noun

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giallo (countable and uncountable, plural giallos or (rare) gialli)

  1. (uncountable) A genre of Italian cinema mixing mystery and thriller with psychological elements.
  2. (countable) A film in this genre.

Italian

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Un aperitivo giallo

Etymology

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Borrowed from Old French jalne (variant of jaune), from Latin galbinus. Crime fiction sense derives from the yellow covers of cheap crime literature.

Pronunciation

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  • IPA(key): /ˈd͡ʒal.lo/
  • Audio:(file)
  • Rhymes: -allo
  • Hyphenation: giàl‧lo

Adjective

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giallo (feminine gialla, masculine plural gialli, feminine plural gialle, diminutive giallìno or giallétto or giallolìno, augmentative giallóne, pejorative giallàccio, derogatory giallùccio)

  1. yellow
  2. involving crimes and detective work (of a story)
    Mistero giallo.
    Crime mystery.
    Racconti gialli.
    Whodunit tales.

Noun

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giallo m (plural gialli)

  1. yellow
  2. amber, yellow (traffic signals)
  3. mystery, (police) case
  4. detective fiction, detective novel, detective story; crime fiction; whodunit; pulp fiction
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See also

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Colors in Italian · colori (layout · text)
     bianco      argento; grigio      nero
             rosso; cremisi              arancione; marrone; bronzo              giallo; oro; crema
             verde chiaro; limetta              verde              verde acqua; acquamarina; verde menta; verde menta scuro
             ciano; azzurro; celeste; blu petrolio; foglia di              azzurro; celeste; celeste scuro              blu; blu scuro
             violetto; indaco              magenta; viola              rosa; fucsia; porpora

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