15 Italian Words You Didn’t Know Meant the Same Thing in English

1. Volcano

 a vent in the crust of the earth or another planet or a moon from which usually molten or hot rock and steam issue

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2. Lava

molten rock that issues from a volcano or from a fissure in the surface of a planet (such as earth) or moon

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3. Soprano

the highest singing voice; a soprano singer; also used to describe instruments with a high pitch

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4. Finale

the close or termination of something

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5. Solo

a musical composition for a single voice or instrument with or without accompanimentb: the featured part of a concerto or similar work.

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6. Pistachio

a small Asian tree (Pistacia vera) of the cashew family whose drupaceous fruit contains a greenish edible seed

also its seed

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7. Magenta

a deep purplish red

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8. Ghetto

a part of the city occupied by minority groups, historically used in reference to the Jewish population; an isolated or segregated group or area

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9. Propaganda

misleading or biased information used to promote a point of view or political cause; a committee of Roman Catholic cardinals responsible for foreign missions

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10. Broccoli

a variety of cabbage with heads of green or purplish flower buds

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11. Scampi

Norway lobsters that have been prepared and cooked

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12. Diva

a famous female opera or pop singer; a temperamental person (usually a woman) who is difficult to please

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13. Ballerina

a female ballet dancer; also used to describe ballet flats (type of shoe)

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14. Duo

a duet in music; a pair of people or things in music or entertainment

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15. Paparazzi

 a group of freelance photographers who pursue celebrities to photograph them

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