ItalianEdit

EtymologyEdit

Perhaps derived from Old High German raffōn (modern German raffen).[1] Related to French rafale, Portuguese rafega, and Spanish ráfaga.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈraf.fi.ka/, [ˈr̺äffikä]
  • Rhymes: -affika
  • Hyphenation: ràf‧fi‧ca

NounEdit

raffica f (plural raffiche)

  1. (weather) gust (of wind), windflaw
    Synonyms: folata, ventata
  2. (firearms) burst (of gunfire)

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ raffica in Treccani.it – Vocabolario Treccani on line, Istituto dell'Enciclopedia Italiana