llorona

USAGE NOTE
This word is often capitalized.
llorona(
yoh
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roh
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nah
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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.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(ghost of a mother who drowned her children in a river)
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
a. Weeping Woman
Dicen que cerca del río se oye gimotear a la llorona.They say that near the river you can hear the wailing of the Weeping Woman.
lloronas
A plural noun indicates that there is more than one person, place, thing, or idea.
plural noun
2. (spiked device)
Regionalism used in Argentina
(Argentina)
Regionalism used in Bolivia
(Bolivia)
Regionalism used in Uruguay
(Uruguay)
a. large spurs
El vaquero espoleó al caballo con las lloronas de sus botas.The cowboy spurred the horse on with the large spurs on his boots.
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llorona
1 (plañidera) hired mourner
2 (México) spectre of a wailing woman who wanders the streets
3 (S. Cone) (llanto)
le dio la llorona she got all weepy
4 (And) (S. Cone) (And) (S. Cone)lloronas large spurs
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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