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headword
American English: /ˈhɛdˌwərd/
British English: /ˈhɛdwəːd/

Translation of headword in Spanish:

noun

  • vocablo (masculine) or palabra (feminine) cabeza de artículo
    Example sentences
    • They use contrastive typefaces for distinct purposes, such as bold-face type for headwords, roman for definitions, italics for abbreviated codes and specimen words and phrases, and small capitals for cross-references.
    • In addition to the interesting discussion given in Bauer's essay, we could wish for a clear explanation of how deponency was treated and handled in the headwords of the entries.
    • This eliminates ‘deponency’ from the discussion and attempts to communicate by the headword whether the lexeme occurs most commonly in the middle or in the active and passive forms.

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