alabaster
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alabaster(
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A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (mineral)
a. el alabastro
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
There was a statue made of alabaster sitting on top of the pedestal.Había una estatua hecha de alabastro encima del pedestal.
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
2. (made of alabaster)
a. alabastrino
The old alabaster pillars were stained and crumbling.Los viejos pilares alabastrinos estaban manchados y derrumbándose.
b. de alabastro
Look at this beautiful alabaster statue. It's probably an antique.Mira esta preciosa estatua de alabastro. Ha de ser una antigüedad.
3.
A word or phrase restricted in usage to literature or established writing (e.g. sex, once upon a time).
(literary)
(similar to alabaster)
a. alabastrino
All these European representations depict the virgin with alabaster skin.Todas estas imágenes europeas representan a la virgen con la piel alabastrina.
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alabaster
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (general)
a. el alabastro
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
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alabaster [ˈæləbɑːstəʳ]
noun
alabastro (m)
adjective
alabastrino
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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