la muletilla
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A feminine noun is almost always used with feminine articles and adjectives (e.g. la mujer bonita, la luna llena).
feminine noun
1. (linguistics)
a. pet word
El es un buen orador pero tiene una muletilla que repite todo el tiempo.He's a good public speaker, but he has a pet word he repeats all the time.
b. pet phrase
¿Te das cuenta de que usas muletillas como "o sea" cada dos frases que dices?Do you realize you use pet phrases such as "I mean" every couple of sentences you say?
c. filler
El ministro ese usa demasiadas muletillas en sus discursos.That minister uses far too many fillers in his speeches.
d. question tag (to form a question)
Las muletillas se emplean mucho para hacer preguntas en el inglés hablado.Question tags are frequently used in spoken English.
2. (walking stick)
a. cane
Nicole se lastimó la rodilla y tiene que caminar con una muletilla.Nicole hurt her knee and has to walk with a cane.
3. (bullfighting)
a. red cape
El toro corrió a embestir al torero apenas vio la muletilla.The bull charged at the bullfighter as soon as it saw the red cape.
b. muleta
La muletilla es uno de los símbolos más conocidos de la tauromaquia.The muleta is one of the most recognized symbols in bullfighting.
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A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (frase)
a. pet phrase
2. (palabra)
a. pet word
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1 (frase) pet word; tag
2 (bastón) cross-handled cane; (Técnica) (botón) wooden toggle; wooden button
3 (Taur)
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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