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Definition of Trellas

Trellas is the apheresis of the word stars. An apheresis is the shortening that occurs in the initial phonemes of a word. 

It refers to the luminous spherical bodies that manage to be with a certain shape thanks to gravity.


  1. Stars
  2. Celestial bodies
  3. Luceros


There is no official record of use of the word trellas prior to the one made by the song of the same name by the Puerto Rican artist Bad Bunny and which is included in his 2020 album “The last album in the world.” Even within the topic the word is not mentioned, it is only used in the title.

Instead of trellas, the term that appears in the first verse is stars. For this reason, it follows that  what the artist does is create an apheresis of the word stars, omitting the initial syllable, to give his work a name . In addition to this, the lyrics revolve around a spatial theme, which confirms the deduction.


The song trellas has been one of the artist’s most atypical songs . The content of it is almost completely away from the explicit lyrics that characterize Bad Bunny.

In the past, apheresis, like trellas, were poetic devices or licenses used to fulfill the metric requirements of the lyric.

At present, it is very rare to find an apheresis in poetry, but it can be a resource, perhaps unintentional, of urban genres and the colloquial language of different Spanish-speaking areas.