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EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle French suave, from Latin suāvis (sweet).

PronunciationEdit

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AdjectiveEdit

suave (comparative suaver, superlative suavest)

  1. Charming, confident and elegant.

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NounEdit

suave (plural suaves)

  1. Sweet talk.

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ReferencesEdit

  • Paternoster, Lewis M. and Frager-Stone, Ruth. Three Dimensions of Vocabulary Growth. Second Edition. Amsco School Publications: USA. 1998.

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FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle French suave, a relatinisation of souef, from Old French soef, from Latin suāvis (sweet, agreeable). The modern form is Latin, but the semantic development of the inherited word is chiefly intact.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /sɥav/
  • (file)

AdjectiveEdit

suave (plural suaves)

  1. smooth, suave

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ItalianEdit

AdjectiveEdit

suave (masculine and feminine plural suavi)

  1. variant of soave

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LatinEdit

Etymology 1Edit

AdverbEdit

suāve (not comparable)

  1. sweetly, agreeably, pleasantly
    Synonym: suāviter

Etymology 2Edit

AdjectiveEdit

suāve

  1. nominative neuter singular of suāvis
  2. accusative neuter singular of suāvis
  3. vocative neuter singular of suāvis

ReferencesEdit

  • suave in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • suave in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers

PortugueseEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin suavis (sweet), from Proto-Italic *swādwis (sweet), from Proto-Indo-European *sweh₂dus (sweet).

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

suave m or f (plural suaves, comparable)

  1. soft, smooth
  2. gentle, mild
  3. (Brazil, slang) fine, okay

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SpanishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin suāvis (sweet).

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈswabe/, [ˈswaβe]

AdjectiveEdit

suave (plural suaves)

  1. soft, smooth
  2. suave (charming, confident and elegant)
    Synonyms: terso, blando, liso
    Antonyms: áspero, duro
  3. cool, acceptable, easy

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