torcicollo

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EtymologyEdit

torcere (twist) +‎ collo (neck)

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /tor.t͡ʃiˈkɔl.lo/
  • Rhymes: -ɔllo
  • Hyphenation: tor‧ci‧còl‧lo

NounEdit

torcicollo m (invariable)

  1. crick in the neck
  2. wryneck (the bird Jynx torquilla)
    Synonym: verticollo
  3. (derogatory, uncommon) religionist
    Synonyms: bacchettone, baciapile

ReferencesEdit

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