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A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
1. (radiance)
a. sparkle
Estaba tan orgullosa que podíamos ver el destello en sus ojos.She was so proud that there we could see the sparkle in her eyes.
b. glitter
El destello de los diamantes nos impresionó.The glitter of the diamonds impressed us.
c. glint
Vimos un destello de luz en la oscuridad.We saw a glint of light in the darkness.
d. twinkle (star)
Me gusta ver el destello de las estrellas en la noche.I like watching the twinkle of the stars at night.
2. (clue)
a. glimmer
Todavía hay un destello de esperanza para él.There's still a glimmer of hope for him.
b. hint
No había ni un destello de verdad en su historia.There was not even a hint of truth in his story.
c. atom
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
No mostró ni un destello de emoción.She didn't show an atom of emotion.
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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. (de luz)
a. sparkle
2. (de estrella)
a. twinkle
3. (manifestación momentánea)
a. glimmer
un destello de ironíaa hint of irony
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1 (brillo) [de diamante, ojos] sparkle; [de metal] glint; [de estrella] twinkling
2 (Técnica) signal light
3 (pizca) glimmer; hint
tiene a veces destellos de inteligencia he sometimes shows a glimmer of intelligence; no tiene un destello de verdad there's not an atom of truth in it
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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