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gioco di parole



Definitions

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gioco di parole
     1. n-m. pun; play on words
Analysis
gioco
     1. n. game
     2. n. (mechanics) backlash
     3. v. first-person singular present indicative of giocare
     giocare
          1. v. to play, (specifically:)
          2. v.          (intransitive) to play a game, for fun (or) as a pastime
                        I bambini giocano in giardino - The children play in the garden
          3. v.          (intransitive) to do something for fun
                        Il gatto gioca col topo - The cat plays with the mouse letting it go to catch it again
di
     1. prep. (ngd, Used to indicate possession, after the thing owned and before the owner); ’s
           L’ira di Apollo - The wrath of Apollo
           la coda del cane - the dog’s tail
           Canto dello sciatore - Song of the skier
           Dichiarazione Universale dei Diritti dell’Uomo - Universal declaration of the Rights of the Man
parole
     1. n. plural of parola
           Ci vogliono fatti e non parole. - Action is needed, not words.
     2. n. (music) lyrics, words
           Musica di Paolo, parole di Lorenzo - Music by Paolo, lyrics by Lorenzo.
     parola
          1. n. word (distinct unit of language).
                Ci vogliono fatti e non parole. - Action is needed, not words.
          2. n. word (something promised).
                Ti do la mia parola d'onore. - I give you my word of honour.
          3. n. speech (the ability to use vocalisations to communicate).

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