albor

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Usage note
This word is often used in the plural in the sense shown in 2).
albor(
ahl
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bohr
)
A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
1.
A word or phrase restricted in usage to literature or established writing (e.g. sex, once upon a time).
(literary)
(sunrise)
a. daybreak
El hombre salió a pescar en el albor.The man went out fishing at daybreak.
Los viajeros se despertaron al albor.The travelers awoke at daybreak.
b. dawn
Me desperté al albor para tomar un vuelo temprano.I woke up at dawn to take an early flight.
2.
A phrase used as a figure of speech or a word that is symbolic in meaning; metaphorical (e.g. carrot, bean).
(figurative)
(beginning)
a. dawn
A phrase used as a figure of speech or a word that is symbolic in meaning; metaphorical (e.g. carrot, bean).
(figurative)
Desde los albores del cine, las técnicas cinematográficas no han dejado de mejorar.Since the dawn of cinema, cinematographic techniques have not ceased to improve.
3.
A word or phrase restricted in usage to literature or established writing (e.g. sex, once upon a time).
(literary)
(quality of white)
a. whiteness
No hay nada más hermoso que el albor del paisaje antártico.There's nothing as beautiful as the whiteness of the Antarctic landscape.
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albor
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (literary)
a. whiteness
2. (formal)
a. first light of day
alboresdawn, earliest days
los albores de la civilizaciónthe dawn of civilization
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albor
1 (color) whiteness
2 (luz) dawn; dawn light
albor de la vida childhood; youth
3 albores dawn
a los albores at dawn; en los albores de la ciencia at the dawn of science
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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