cortante

cortante(
kohr
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tahn
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teh
)
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
adjective
1. (edged)
a. sharp
Ten cuidado, la herramienta tiene un lado cortante.Be careful, the tool has a sharp edge.
b. cutting
El borde cortante del cuchillo está mellado.The cutting edge of the knife is nicked.
2. (piercing)
a. biting
Vayamos adentro. El viento está frío y cortante.Let's get inside. The wind is cold and biting.
3. (snappy)
a. sharp
Mario respondió con un "no" cortante y se fue.Mario answered with a sharp "no" and walked away.
b. cutting
"¡Déjame ya! No quiero hablar sobre eso", fue la respuesta cortante de Ana."Leave me alone already! I don't want to talk about it," was Ana's cutting response.
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cortante
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
adjective
1. (afilado)
a. sharp
2. (tajante; frase, estilo)
a. cutting
3. (viento)
a. biting
4. (frío)
a. bitter
cortante
adjective
1 [+instrumento] cutting; sharp
2 [+viento] cutting; biting
hace un frío cortante it's bitterly cold
3 [+respuesta] sharp; cutting
su respuesta fue muy cortante
(trinchador) cleaver; chopper
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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