dimple

dimple(
dihm
-
puhl
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
noun
1. (anatomy)
a. el hoyuelo
(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).
(M)
When Ana smiles, dimples appear on her face.Cuando Ana sonríe, aparecen hoyuelos en su cara.
2. (small depression)
a. el hoyito
(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).
(M)
This is a bad paint job. There are dimples in the paint.La pintura está mal hecha: tiene hoyitos.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
3. (to ripple)
a. rizarse
I tried to see the reflection of the moon in the lake, but the water dimpled from the wind.Intenté ver el reflejo de la luna en el lago, pero el agua se rizaba por el viento.
4. (to exhibit dimples)
a. hacerse hoyuelos en
His cheeks dimpled when he grinned.Se le hacían hoyuelos en las mejillas cuando sonreía.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
5. (to ripple)
a. rizar
The light breeze dimpled the water's surface.El viento leve rizó la superficie del agua.
6. (to create dimples)
a. hacer hoyitos en
His grin dimpled his cheeks.Su sonrisa hizo hoyitos en sus cachetes.
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dimple
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
Noun
1. (general)
a. el hoyuelo
(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).
(M)
dimple [ˈdɪmpl]
noun
1 (in chin, cheek) hoyuelo (m)
2 (small depression) hoyito (m)
Golf balls have dimples because they provide greater aerodynamic lift she wanted to get rid of the dimples on her thighs
transitive verb
[+hand, arm, thigh] hacer hoyitos en; [+water] rizar;
intransitive verb
[+water] rizarse
her cheeks dimpled, she had a lovely smile le salían hoyuelos en las mejillas, tenía una sonrisa preciosa
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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