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sti·let·to

 (stĭ-lĕt′ō)
n. pl. sti·let·tos or sti·let·toes
1.
a. A small dagger with a slender, tapering blade.
b. Something shaped like such a dagger.
2. A small, sharp-pointed instrument used for making eyelet holes in needlework.
3. A shoe or boot with a stiletto heel.

[Italian, diminutive of stilo, dagger, from Latin stilus, stylus, spike.]

stiletto

(stɪˈlɛtəʊ)
n, pl -tos
1. (Arms & Armour (excluding Firearms)) a small dagger with a slender tapered blade
2. (Knitting & Sewing) a sharply pointed tool used to make holes in leather, cloth, etc
3. (Clothing & Fashion) Also called: spike heel or stiletto heel a very high heel on a woman's shoe, tapering to a very narrow tip
vb, -toes, -toing or -toed
(Arms & Armour (excluding Firearms)) (tr) to stab with a stiletto
[C17: from Italian, from stilo a dagger, from Latin stilus a stake, pen; see stylus]

sti•let•to

(stɪˈlɛt oʊ)

n., pl. -tos, -toes, n.
1. a short dagger with a slender, somewhat tapered blade.
2. an awl used in sewing to make small holes in fabric.
v.t.
3. to stab or kill with a stiletto.
[1605–15; < Italian <stil(o) dagger (< Latin stilus stylus)]

stiletto


Past participle: stilettoed
Gerund: stilettoeing

Imperative
stiletto
stiletto
Present
I stiletto
you stiletto
he/she/it stilettoes
we stiletto
you stiletto
they stiletto
Preterite
I stilettoed
you stilettoed
he/she/it stilettoed
we stilettoed
you stilettoed
they stilettoed
Present Continuous
I am stilettoeing
you are stilettoeing
he/she/it is stilettoeing
we are stilettoeing
you are stilettoeing
they are stilettoeing
Present Perfect
I have stilettoed
you have stilettoed
he/she/it has stilettoed
we have stilettoed
you have stilettoed
they have stilettoed
Past Continuous
I was stilettoeing
you were stilettoeing
he/she/it was stilettoeing
we were stilettoeing
you were stilettoeing
they were stilettoeing
Past Perfect
I had stilettoed
you had stilettoed
he/she/it had stilettoed
we had stilettoed
you had stilettoed
they had stilettoed
Future
I will stiletto
you will stiletto
he/she/it will stiletto
we will stiletto
you will stiletto
they will stiletto
Future Perfect
I will have stilettoed
you will have stilettoed
he/she/it will have stilettoed
we will have stilettoed
you will have stilettoed
they will have stilettoed
Future Continuous
I will be stilettoeing
you will be stilettoeing
he/she/it will be stilettoeing
we will be stilettoeing
you will be stilettoeing
they will be stilettoeing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been stilettoeing
you have been stilettoeing
he/she/it has been stilettoeing
we have been stilettoeing
you have been stilettoeing
they have been stilettoeing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been stilettoeing
you will have been stilettoeing
he/she/it will have been stilettoeing
we will have been stilettoeing
you will have been stilettoeing
they will have been stilettoeing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been stilettoeing
you had been stilettoeing
he/she/it had been stilettoeing
we had been stilettoeing
you had been stilettoeing
they had been stilettoeing
Conditional
I would stiletto
you would stiletto
he/she/it would stiletto
we would stiletto
you would stiletto
they would stiletto
Past Conditional
I would have stilettoed
you would have stilettoed
he/she/it would have stilettoed
we would have stilettoed
you would have stilettoed
they would have stilettoed
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.stiletto - a small dagger with a tapered bladestiletto - a small dagger with a tapered blade
dagger, sticker - a short knife with a pointed blade used for piercing or stabbing
Translations

stiletto

[stɪˈletəʊ]
A. N (stilettos or stilettoes (pl))
1. (= knife) → estilete m; (= tool) → pinzón m
2. (Brit) (= shoe) → zapato m con tacón de aguja
B. CPD stiletto heel N (Brit) → tacón m de aguja

stiletto

[stɪˈlɛtəʊ] n (British) (also stiletto heel) → talon m aiguille

stiletto

n (esp Brit)
(= knife)Stilett nt
(also stiletto heel)Bleistift- or Pfennigabsatz m, → Stilettoabsatz m
(also stiletto-heeled shoe)Schuh mmit Bleistift- or Pfennigabsatz

stiletto

[stɪˈlɛtəʊ] n (knife) → stiletto; (shoe) → scarpa con tacco a spillo
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