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adorno
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adorno(
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A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
1. (decorative object)
a. ornament
En esa tienda venden muebles y adornos para la casa.That shop sells furniture and ornaments for the home.
b. decoration (Christmas)
Los adornos del árbol de Navidad están en esa caja.The Christmas tree decorations are in that box.
c. adornment (accessory)
El jefe de la tribu llevaba adornos muy coloridos, hechos de plumas.The chief of the tribe wore very colorful adornments made of feathers.
2. (decorative motif)
a. trimming (in clothes or linen)
Llevaba una falda verde con adornos rojos.She was wearing a green skirt with red trimming.
3. (decor)
a. decoration
El bolso tiene una hebilla dorada a modo de adorno.The purse has a gold buckle for decoration.
b. adornment
La arquitectura de la casa es moderna, sin adorno alguno.The house has a modern architecture, without any adornment.
4. (culinary)
a. garnish
Podemos ponerle una guinda al pastel como adorno.We can add a cherry to the cake as garnish.
5.
A phrase used as a figure of speech or a word that is symbolic in meaning; metaphorical (e.g. carrot, bean).
(figurative)
(artifice)
a. adornment
A phrase used as a figure of speech or a word that is symbolic in meaning; metaphorical (e.g. carrot, bean).
(figurative)
El autor recurre a una prosa desnuda, sin adornos.The author resorts to a bare prose, with no adornment.
adornos
A plural noun indicates that there is more than one person, place, thing, or idea.
plural noun
6. (decorative motifs)
a. trim
Compré unas hermosas cortinas blancas con adornos azules para la sala.I bought some beautiful white curtains with blue trim for the living room.
b. trimming
Me encantan los adornos rojos del vestido de Sarita.I love the red trimming of Sarita's dress.
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adorno
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (general)
a. decoration
de adornodecorative
2. (fam fig)
a.
estar de adornoto be a waste of space
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adorno
1 (objeto) ornament
una casa llena de adornos a house full of ornaments
adornos de navidad Christmas decorations
2 (decoración) ornamentation; adornment
un estilo literario sin adorno superfluo a literary style with no superfluous ornamentation o adornment
un cosmético para el adorno facial está en contra del adorno innecesario tienda que tienen como fin el adorno corporal
de adorno decorative; macetas de adorno decorative plant pots; no se puede comer, está de adorno you can't eat it, it's just for decoration; no funciona, está o es de adorno it doesn't work, it's just for show
lo compré en la sección de objetos de adorno el vestido lleva unos botones de adorno una fuente de adorno que hay en el centro del jardín es un cacharro muy útil, no está de adorno
3 (Cos) trim; trimming
un bikini verde con adorno naranja vestía falda negra sin adornos un vestido con todo tipo de pasamanería como adorno
4 (Culin) garnish
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