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Etymology

From Old French diminutif (1398), < [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:Template:lang:la derivations]] diminutivum, (verb deminuere, ‘diminish’).

Pronunciation

Adjective

diminutive (comparative {{{1}}}, superlative {{{2}}})

Positive
diminutive

Comparative
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Superlative
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  1. Very small.
  2. Serving to diminish.

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Noun

Singular
diminutive

Plural
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diminutive ({{{1}}})
  1. (grammar) A word form expressing smallness or youth.
    • Booklet, the diminutive of book, means ‘small book’.

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French

Adjective

diminutive f.

  1. Feminine form of diminutif.

Italian

Adjective

diminutive f.

  1. Feminine plural form of diminutivo.

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