Example sentences for: diminutive

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

  • 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).

  • Standing at his feet are diminutive representations of his family.

  • Pencil (as well as penicillin ) was borrowed from Latin pēnicillus `paintbrush,' a diminutive of peniculus `brush,' which is also a diminutive of penis , which in Latin (also) meant `tail.

  • In the nicknames Babs and Nobs, the suffix -s is an old diminutive suffix like - y; in fact, a few nicknames apparently combine the two: Betsy, Patsy, and Nancy.

  • The circular road now arcs north to the diminutive village of Camacha, where the principal attraction is a picturesque old windmill — one of the last few still working on the island.


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