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portmanteau

División en sílabas: port·man·teau
Pronunciación: /ˌpôrtˈman(t)ō
 
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Definición de portmanteau en inglés:

sustantivo (plural portmanteaus /-tōz/ or portmanteaux /-tōz/)

1A large trunk or suitcase, typically made of stiff leather and opening into two equal parts.
Example sentences
  • Luggage labels are those elegant, postcardlike stickers that first adorned the portmanteaus of the well traveled back in the late 19th century.
  • One they'd reached the carriage, the portmanteaux were tied in place, civil goodbyes were said between the royal family and the Davis girls, and the women stepped inside their carriage.
  • Sancho Panza thinks they had better bring the two portmanteaus back to Ireland as quietly as possible.
1.1 [as modifier] Consisting of or combining two or more separable aspects or qualities: a portmanteau movie composed of excerpts from his most famous films
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • There is a conscious, even contrived lack of consequence to this Argentinian portmanteau movie using non-professionals, about three individuals making their vulnerable way across Patagonia.
  • This portmanteau movie is a companion piece to the one that appeared here in September.
  • Shot on digital video, this juxtaposes the lives of three women in a portmanteau movie which arguably goes about its business with less fuss than The Hours.

Origen

mid 16th century: from French portemanteau, from porter 'carry' + manteau 'mantle'.

Words that rhyme with portmanteau

canto, Esperanto, manteau, panto

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