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duende

[dwen-de; English doo-en-dey]
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noun, plural duen·des [dwen-des; English doo-en-deyz] /ˈdwɛn dɛs; English duˈɛn deɪz/ for 1. Spanish.
  1. a goblin; demon; spirit.
  2. charm; magnetism.
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Examples from the Web for duende

Historical Examples

  • "To have a duende" signifies that a person's imagination is disturbed.

    Traditions of Lancashire, Volume 1 (of 2)

    John Roby

  • This friend is a duende, which will be injurious to us if you let it live here.

    Filipino Popular Tales

    Dean S. Fansler

  • Then he ordered his servants to find the duende and kill it.

    Filipino Popular Tales

    Dean S. Fansler

  • It is the duende, your friend, who is in her abdomen, and no one can persuade it to come out but you.

    Filipino Popular Tales

    Dean S. Fansler

  • After he was given permission to try, he said to the duende, “Who are you?”

    Filipino Popular Tales

    Dean S. Fansler


British Dictionary definitions for duende

duende

noun
  1. inspiration or passion, esp associated with flamenco
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Word Origin

C20: Spanish, spirit
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