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carabiniere Syllabification: ca·ra·bi·nie·re
Pronunciation: /ˌkerəbəˈnyerē/

Definition of carabiniere in English:

noun (plural carabinieri pronounced same)

A member of the Italian paramilitary police.
Example sentences
  • We need to bring in the international community, like international police, gendarmerie, carabinieri, to help us.
  • Giuliano finds himself caught up in this system, and on September 2, 1943, he kills a carabinieri (a state policeman) who tried to arrest him.
  • When she insists on answering her questions from her Italian interrogators in English, she is assigned a young member of the carabinieri, Filippo, as her translator.


Italian, literally 'carabineer'.

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