Example sentences for: diminutive

How can you use “diminutive” in a sentence? Here are some example sentences to help you improve your vocabulary:

  • The Hud of Hudson was a nickname for both Richard and Hugh ; another name rooted in Hugh is Hutchins , via the French diminutive Huchon .

  • Primerole probably derives from the Old French primier `first,' with the diminutive suffix - ole , implying smallness.

  • I went to high school--a small school with only a minority of Italians--with a girl named Pochintesta ( poco little, in in, testa head), another named Zucchi (a plural form of zucca squash, or, colloquially, head; Hanks and Hodges say this name was often given to a person of scarce intelligence, as in pumpkinhead), one boy named Chiappa (buttock), and another named Chiappinelli (which may be either an extended diminutive of Chiappa or the diminutive of chiappino , which Battaglia defines as a type of ape).

  • Bonnard had met the high-heeled, diminutive model for many of these paintings of nudes around 1893.

  • The concept continues through the Spanish word for `weight': peso (Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Mexico, Philippines, Uruguay); its diminutive: peseta (Spain), and the same word in Portuguese: peso (Guinea-Bissau).

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