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Suave

Suave

,
Adj.
[L.
suavis
sweet, pleasant: cf. F.
suave
. See
Sweet
, and cf.
Suasion
.]
Sweet; pleasant; delightful; gracious or agreeable in manner; bland.
Suave′ly
,
adv.

Definition 2021


suave

suave

English

Adjective

suave (comparative suaver, superlative suavest)

  1. Charming, confident and elegant.

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Translations

Noun

suave (plural suaves)

  1. Sweet talk.

Translations

References

  • Paternoster, Lewis M. and Frager-Stone, Ruth. Three Dimensions of Vocabulary Growth. Second Edition. Amsco School Publications: USA. 1998.

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French

Etymology

From Middle French suave, a borrowing from Latin suāvis (sweet). Displaced Old French soef, which was inherited.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /sɥav/

Adjective

suave m, f (plural suaves)

  1. smooth, suave

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Italian

Adjective

suave m, f (masculine and feminine plural suavi)

  1. variant of soave

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Latin

Adjective

suāve

  1. nominative neuter singular of suāvis
  2. accusative neuter singular of suāvis
  3. vocative neuter singular of suāvis

Adverb

suāve

  1. sweetly, agreeably, pleasantly

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Portuguese

Etymology

From Latin suavis (sweet), from Proto-Italic *swādwis (sweet), from Proto-Indo-European *sweh₂dus (sweet).

Pronunciation

  • (Portugal) IPA(key): /ˈswa.vɨ/
  • Hyphenation: su‧a‧ve
  • Rhymes: -avi

Adjective

suave m, f (plural suaves, comparable)

  1. soft, smooth
  2. gentle, mild
  3. (Brazil, slang) fine, okay

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Spanish

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈswa.βe/

Etymology

From Latin suāvis (sweet).

Adjective

suave m, f (plural suaves)

  1. suave, soft, smooth
  2. cool, acceptable, easy

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