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duende

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noun du·en·de \dü-ˈen-(ˌ)dā\

Definition of duende

  1. :  the power to attract through personal magnetism and charm



Examples of duende

  1. <even as a child, she had an unmistakable duende that attracted the attention of passersby>



Origin of duende

Spanish dialect, charm, from Spanish, ghost, goblin, probably from duen de casa, from dueño de casa owner of a house


First Known Use: 1964


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