cheville

noun

che·​ville
shəˈvē
plural -s
1
: a redundant word or phrase used to fill out a sentence or verse
2
: a peg of a stringed musical instrument

Word History

Etymology

French, literally, peg, from Latin clavicula, diminutive of clavis key

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“Cheville.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cheville. Accessed 27 May. 2024.

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