[dwen-de; English doo-en-dey]
- a goblin; demon; spirit.
- charm; magnetism.
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Examples from the Web for duende
"To have a duende" signifies that a person's imagination is disturbed.
This friend is a duende, which will be injurious to us if you let it live here.
Then he ordered his servants to find the duende and kill it.
It is the duende, your friend, who is in her abdomen, and no one can persuade it to come out but you.
After he was given permission to try, he said to the duende, “Who are you?”
- inspiration or passion, esp associated with flamenco
C20: Spanish, spirit
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