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A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
1. (religious)
a. candle
El cura encendió el cirió con una cerilla.The priest lighted the candle striking a match.
b. wax candle
El cirio tiene un importante significado religioso en una misa.A wax candle has an important religious meaning in a mass.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
a. row
No puedo dormir porque los vecinos están armando un cirio de cuidado.I can't sleep because my neighbors are kicking up a huge row.
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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. (vela)
a. (wax) candle
cirio pascualpaschal candle
2. (colloquial)
a. row, rumpus
montar un cirioto kick up a row
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1 (Religión) (wax) candle
2 (jaleo) squabble
montar un cirio to kick up a row
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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