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  1. Pinocchio(Noun)

    One who lies often; a liar.

    Etymology: From the story The Adventures of Pinocchio (Le avventure di Pinocchio, 1881) by Italian author Carlo Collodi; most likely constructed from pino ‘pine’ and occhio ‘eye’

  2. Pinocchio(Noun)

    One who has difficulty hiding lies.

    Etymology: From the story The Adventures of Pinocchio (Le avventure di Pinocchio, 1881) by Italian author Carlo Collodi; most likely constructed from pino ‘pine’ and occhio ‘eye’

  3. Pinocchio(ProperNoun)

    The fictional boy made from wood whose nose gets longer with each lie he tells.

    Etymology: From the story The Adventures of Pinocchio (Le avventure di Pinocchio, 1881) by Italian author Carlo Collodi; most likely constructed from pino ‘pine’ and occhio ‘eye’

  4. Pinocchio(ProperNoun)

    The popular fairy tale about Pinocchio.

    Etymology: From the story The Adventures of Pinocchio (Le avventure di Pinocchio, 1881) by Italian author Carlo Collodi; most likely constructed from pino ‘pine’ and occhio ‘eye’

Wikipedia

  1. Pinocchio

    Pinocchio ( pih-NOH-kee-oh, Italian: [piˈnɔkkjo]) is a fictional character and the protagonist of the children's novel The Adventures of Pinocchio (1883) by Italian writer Carlo Collodi of Florence, Tuscany. Pinocchio was carved by a woodcarver named Geppetto in a Tuscan village. He was created as a wooden puppet but he dreams of becoming a real boy. He is notably characterized for his frequent tendency to lie, which causes his nose to grow.Pinocchio is a cultural icon. He is one of the most re-imagined characters in children's literature. His story has been adapted into many other media, notably the 1940 Disney film Pinocchio. Collodi often used the Italian Tuscan dialect in his book. The name Pinocchio is a combination of the Italian words pino (pine), and occhio (eye); Pino is also an abbreviation of Giuseppino, the diminutive for Giuseppe (the Italian form of Joseph); one of the men who greatly influenced Collodi in his youth was Giuseppe Aiazzi, a prominent Italian manuscript specialist who supervised Collodi at the Libreria Piatti bookshop in Florence. Geppetto, the name of Pinocchio's creator and “father,” is the diminutive for Geppo, the Tuscan pronunciation of ceppo, meaning a log, stump, block, stock or stub.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Pinocchio in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Pinocchio in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of Pinocchio in a Sentence

  1. Stephen Ward:

    If I put Pinocchio up there, its nose would be too big. It’s me. It’s me. It’s not the bull. It’s not the restaurant. They don’t like me.

  2. Amy Poole:

    To me, Ollie is perfect. He is my little real-life Pinocchio and I couldn’t be prouder of him.

Images & Illustrations of Pinocchio

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