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diminutive

US [dɪˈmɪnjətɪv]
UK [dɪˈmɪnjʊtɪv]
  • adj.极小的;特小的;微小的
  • n.指小词缀(如 piglet 小猪,kitchenette 小厨房)
  • Web小型的;爱称;小巧可爱的
Plural Form:diminutives  
diminutive
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adj.
1.
极小的;特小的;微小的very small
She was a diminutive figure beside her husband.
她同丈夫比起来就像个侏儒。
n.
1.
指小词,指小词缀(如 piglet 小猪,kitchenette 小厨房)a word or an ending of a word that shows that sb/sth is small, for examplepiglet(= a young pig) ,kitchenette(= a small kitchen)
2.
(单词,尤指名字的)非正式缩略形式a short informal form of a word, especially a name
‘Nick’ is a common diminutive of ‘Nicholas’.
Nick 是 Nicholas 的常用简称。

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