pinzillacchera

ItalianEdit

EtymologyEdit

Perhaps a humorous alteration of pillacchera, coined around 1930 by Italian actor Antonio "Totò" De Curtis.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /pin.t͡silˈlak.ke.ra/, [pin̪t̪͡s̪il̺ˈl̺äkke̞r̺ä]
  • Rhymes: -akkera
  • Hyphenation: pin‧zil‧làc‧che‧ra

NounEdit

pinzillacchera f (plural pinzillacchere)

  1. (chiefly in the plural) trifle, bagatelle
    Synonyms: bagatella, sciocchezza

ReferencesEdit

  • pinzillacchera in Treccani.it – Vocabolario Treccani on line, Istituto dell'Enciclopedia Italiana