tentempié

SpanishEdit

EtymologyEdit

A contraction of tente en pie (keep yourself standing).

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /tentemˈpje/, [t̪ẽn̪t̪ẽmˈpje]

NounEdit

tentempié m (plural tentempiés)

  1. snack, refreshment (small portion of food)
    Synonyms: piscolabis, refrigerio
    • 2019, Marta Rodríguez Quesada, “Una clase de ingles”, in Esbozos, Edicions Tremendes, →ISBN, page 99:
      Me miró con sus ojos soñadores y me dio el pedacito de pan, alegre, observando con orgullo el deleite que mostré ante tal tentempié.
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  2. entrée
    Synonym: aperitivo
  3. roly-poly (toy that rights itself when pushed over)
    Synonym: tentetieso

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