EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle English suave, borrowed from Latin suāvis (sweet); doublet of sweet.

PronunciationEdit

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  • (UK) IPA(key): /swɑːv/
  • (US) IPA(key): /swɑv/, /sweɪv/
  • Rhymes: -ɑːv, -eɪv

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

AdjectiveEdit

suave (plural suaves)

  1. smooth, suave

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ItalianEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /suˈa.ve/, [s̪uˈäːve̞], (in fast speech) /ˈswa.ve/, [ˈs̪wäːve̞]
  • Rhymes: -ave
  • Hyphenation: su‧à‧ve

AdjectiveEdit

suave (masculine and feminine plural suavi)

  1. (literary) Archaic form of soave.
    • 1567, Ricettario fiorentino [Florentine Cookbook]‎[1], page 5:
      L'ACQVA buona debbe eſſere limpida, pura, e netta da ogni altra coſa; mancare di tutte le qualità come odore, ſapore, e colore; eſſere ſuaue al guſto.
      Good water should be transparent, pure, and clear of any other things; [it should] lack qualities such as smell, taste, and color; [it should] be delicate when tasted.

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ReferencesEdit

  • suave in Dizionario Italiano Olivetti

LatinEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From suāvis +‎ .

PronunciationEdit

AdverbEdit

suāvē (not comparable)

  1. sweetly, becomingly, 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. smooth, soft, fluffy
    Antonym: áspero
    piel suavesoft (or smooth) skin
    textura suavesoft (or smooth) texture
  2. soft, gentle, light, mild (e.g. mild flavor, a mild winter)
    aterrizaje suavesoft landing
    viento suavegentle wind
    un toque suavea gentle (or soft or light) touch
  3. suave (charming, confident and elegant)
    Synonyms: terso, blando, liso
    Antonyms: áspero, duro
  4. cool, acceptable, easy

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