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Pronunciation: /dəˈmɪnjətɪv; dɪˈmɪnjʊtɪv/

Translation of diminutive in Spanish:


  • 1 (small) diminuto, minúsculo
    Example sentences
    • But while she is no softie and revels in a little rough-and-tumble now and again, her diminutive figure belies the true extent of her football potential.
    • His figure looked sadly diminutive in a gray T-shirt and faded blue jeans.
    • Sarah is a diminutive figure on stage, but when she sings her heavenly voice instantly makes her the centre of attention.
  • 2 [Linguistics/Lingüística] diminutivo
    Example sentences
    • Ke is a diminutive suffix, conveying the sense of little in reference to the size of the dog.
    • Its features include simplified grammar, exaggerated speech melody, diminutive forms of words such as doggie, and a highly repetitive style.
    • But do not be put off by their diminutive name or even by some of the many examples that have absolutely no interest to you.


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