glorieta

SpanishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from French gloriette.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ɡloˈɾjeta/, [ɡloˈɾje.t̪a]

NounEdit

glorieta f (plural glorietas)

  1. roundabout, traffic circle (road junction at which traffic streams circularly around a central island)
    • 1997, Pilar Urbano, Yo entré en el Cesid, page 183.
      Estando ahí, veo en la glorieta ajardinada dos o tres vehículos grises de la Policía Armada.
      There, I see in the landscaped roundabout two or three gray Armed Police Corps vehicles.
    Synonym: rotonda
  2. (horticulture) arbor, bower
  3. summerhouse, alcove, pavilion, gazebo
    Synonym: cenador
  4. (Cuba, Dominican Republic) kiosk; newsstand
    Synonym: quiosco

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