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Except for Carrie Bradshaw's in the opening credits of 'Sex and the City,' I don't know if the tutu has ever really been trendy, but I want to wear one. I want to dance around in it, and I want that to be socially acceptable.
Devin Kelley

Meaning of "tutu" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD TUTU

From French, changed from the nursery word cucu backside, from cul, from Latin cūlus the buttocks.
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Etymology is the study of the origin of words and their changes in structure and significance.
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PRONUNCIATION OF TUTU

tutu  [ˈtuːtuː] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF TUTU

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Tutu is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES TUTU MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Definition of tutu in the English dictionary

The definition of tutu in the dictionary is a very short skirt worn by ballerinas, made of projecting layers of stiffened sheer material.


WORDS THAT RHYME WITH TUTU


Basotho
bəˈsuːtuː
COSATU
ˌkəʊˈzɑːtuː
kohutuhutu
kɒhuːtuːhuːtuː
kutu
ˈkuːtuː
latu
ˈlɑːtuː
makutu
ˈmɑːkʊːtuː
manatu
ˈmɑːnɑːtuː
matatu
məˈtɑːtuː
Mobutu
məˈbuːtuː
patu
ˈpɑːtuː
ratu
ˈrɑːtuː
raupatu
ˌraʊˈpɑːtuː
Sesotho
sɪˈsuːtuː
Sotho
ˈsuːtuː
surtout
ˈsɜːtuː
utu
uːtuː

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE TUTU

tutorially
tutoring
tutorism
tutorize
tutorship
tutrix
tutsan
Tutsi
tutted
tutti
tutti-frutti
tutting
tutty
tutued
Tutuila
Tutuola
tutwork
tutworker
tutworkman
tutworkmen

WORDS THAT END LIKE TUTU

aitu
Bantu
battu
btu
Ch´eng-tu
Desmond Tutu
Hiri Motu
Hutu
impromptu
in situ
motu
Pushtu
Republic of Vanuatu
Tartu
Timbuktu
Ubuntu
Vanuatu
vatu
vertu
virtu

Synonyms and antonyms of tutu in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «tutu» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF TUTU

Find out the translation of tutu to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of tutu from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «tutu» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

蓬蓬裙
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

tutu
570 millions of speakers

English

tutu
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

टूटू
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

توتو
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

пачка
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

tutu
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

টুটু
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

tutu
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Tutu
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Tutu
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

チュチュ
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

투투
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Tutu
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

tutu
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

டுட்டு
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

तुटू
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

tüt
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

tutu
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

tutu
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

пачка
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

tutu
30 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Greek

tutu
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

Tutu
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

tutu
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

tutu
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of tutu

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «TUTU»

The term «tutu» is very widely used and occupies the 16.729 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «TUTU» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about tutu

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4 QUOTES WITH «TUTU»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word tutu.
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Jennifer Ellison
Dad worked in a warehouse when I was little and I didn't see him for three years as he was doing all the overtime God gave him to buy me new ballet shoes, or a new tutu.
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Lucy Hawking
I wanted to be a ballerina as a child - I had a tutu, and I used to stage my own ballets in our front room with my family as the audience.
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Devin Kelley
Except for Carrie Bradshaw's in the opening credits of 'Sex and the City,' I don't know if the tutu has ever really been trendy, but I want to wear one. I want to dance around in it, and I want that to be socially acceptable.
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Elle Macpherson
I wanted so badly to study ballet, but it was really all about wearing the tutu.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «TUTU»

Discover the use of tutu in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to tutu and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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No Future Without Forgiveness
No Future Without Forgiveness is a quintessentially humane account of an extraordinary life. Desmond Tutu describes his childhood and coming of age in the apartheid era in South Africa.
Desmond Tutu, 2012
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Tallulah's Tutu
Tallulah takes ballet lessons and eagerly awaits her coveted tutu, which, she learns, she must work hard to earn.
Marilyn Singer, 2011
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The Words of Desmond Tutu: Second Edition
Published to coincide with a first authorized biography about the Nobel Peace Prize-winning archbishop, a volume of more than one hundred selections from his speeches, sermons, and writings shares his views on such topics as faith and ...
Desmond Tutu, Naomi Tutu, 2006
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Desmond Tutu: A Biography
Presents the life of the South African churchman, discussing his childhood and adolescence, his call to the ministry and time in England, his return to South Africa, and his role in the struggle to end apartheid for which he was awarded the ...
Steven Gish, 2004
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The Egyptian God Tutu: A Study of the Sphinx-god and Master ...
Tutu (Tithoes) was a popular god in the Ptolemaic and Roman periods of Egyptian history, with his origins in the earlier Egyptian religious tradition.
Olaf E. Kaper, 2003
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Believe: The Words and Inspiration of Desmond Tutu
Inspired by the life and philosophy of one of the 20th centuryas most remarkable humanitarians, this book combines compelling photographs of Archbishop Tutu with quotations from his most inspiring speeches and writings to capture the true ...
‎2007
7
God Is Not a Christian: And Other Provocations
In this essential collection of Desmond Tutu’s most historicand controversial speeches and writings, we witness hisunique career of provoking the powerful and confronting theworld in order to protect the oppressed, the poor, and ...
Desmond Tutu, 2011
8
An African Prayer Book
The African Prayer Book is just such an aid, for in this collection all the spiritual riches of the vast and varied continent of Africa are bravely set forth.
Desmond Tutu, 2009
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Mia and the Too Big Tutu
On her first day at dance class, Mia can’t wait to put on her bouncy pink tutu.
Robin Farley, 2010
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Rabble-Rouser for Peace: The Authorized Biography of Desmond ...
Through the author's personal experiences, total access to the Tutu family and their papers, and considerable research, including the use of new archival material, Allen tells the story of a barefoot schoolboy from a deprived black township ...
John Allen, 2006

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «TUTU»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term tutu is used in the context of the following news items.
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Retired South African Archbishop Desmond Tutu having infection …
Retired South African Archbishop Desmond Tutu has undergone a “small investigative procedure” in a hospital to assess an infection, officials said Saturday. «New York Daily News, Aug 15»
2
Desmond Tutu, South African Archbishop, Hospitalized Again
Tutu was readmitted to the hospital "after expressing renewed discomfort," his foundation said on July 28, 2015. Mujahid Safodian/AFP/Getty Images. «International Business Times, Jul 15»
3
Tutu off intensive treatment but remains hospitalized
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Desmond Tutu's foundation says the retired archbishop has completed treatment for an infection but will remain in the hospital for ... «USA TODAY, Jul 15»
4
Retired Archbishop Desmond Tutu Hospitalized With 'Stubborn …
South Africa's retired archbishop Desmond Tutu has been hospitalized for a persistent infection, according to relatives and his charity. The Desmond & Leah ... «NBCNews.com, Jul 15»
5
Archbishop Desmond Tutu admitted to hospital with infection
Johannesburg (CNN) Nobel Peace Prize winner Archbishop Desmond Tutu is being treated in a hospital for a persistent infection, his representatives said. «CNN, Jul 15»
6
South Africa's Tutu renews vows after 60 years in wedlock
In this photo taken Saturday, July 4, 2015, retired Anglican Archbishop Desmond Tutu, centre, breaks into dance after renewing his wedding vows to his wife of ... «Yahoo News, Jul 15»
7
Desmond Tutu Files Criminal Charges Against His Granddaughter
South African Archbishop Desmond Tutu and his wife have accused their granddaughter Ziyanda Palesa Tutu of property damage. The retired 83-year-old ... «People Magazine, May 15»
8
Feeling Blue? Share A Laugh With Archbishop Desmond Tutu
The term "living legend" is tossed around so much that it really doesn't have much sway. But when I had the privilege of hearing Archbishop Desmond Tutu ... «NPR, Apr 15»
9
Tutu Tuesday brings smiles to Florida children's hospital
One morning last summer, Tony Smith slipped a multicolor tutu over his scrubs in the pre-op ward of a South Florida hospital to grant the wish of a young patient ... «Fox News, Apr 15»
10
Foundation: South Africa's Desmond Tutu cancels travel for cancer …
(CNN) -- Nobel Peace Prize winner Archbishop Desmond Tutu has canceled his travel for the remainder of the year as he battles cancer, one of his foundations ... «CNN, Dec 14»

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