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Spanish Word of the Day: Policiaco

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Policiaco

Géneros cinematográficos

Spanish Vocabulary Builder 9/12/2011
Word: Policiaco
(po-li-CIA-co), adjetivo.
English: Detective story
Etymology: De policía
Meaning: Dicho de una obra literaria o cinematográfica: Cuyo tema es la búsqueda del culpable de un delito.
Topic:Géneros cinematográficos
Example:

Una novela de Charles Williams, escrita a principios de los años 50, sirvió a Dennis Hopper para sumarse al revival del cine policíaco, con un argumento en la línea de "Perdición", de Billy Wilder.

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