Diminutive of "virtuoso"

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Clyde
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Diminutive of "virtuoso"

Post by Clyde » Wed Mar 30, 2016 3:31 pm

I'd like to form a jocular diminutive form of the word "virtuoso" (used as a noun), and I'm interested to know what word a native Italian speaker would invent. Virtuosino? Virtuosetto? Or something else? I would also be interested if different native speakers have different opinions on what sounds right. Thank you.

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Peter
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Re: Diminutive of "virtuoso"

Post by Peter » Sat Apr 02, 2016 8:07 am

Clyde wrote:I'd like to form a jocular diminutive form of the word "virtuoso" (used as a noun), and I'm interested to know what word a native Italian speaker would invent. Virtuosino? Virtuosetto? Or something else? I would also be interested if different native speakers have different opinions on what sounds right. Thank you.

I agree with the response given you on WordReference. Not all nouns can have a diminutive of -ino or -etto.

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