el hilado
-the yarn
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hilado

hilado(
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A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
masculine noun
1. (fiber)
a. yarn
Este tipo de hilado es muy delicado y hay que lavarlo con precaución.This kind of yarn is very delicate and needs to be washed with care.
b. thread
Mi abuela tenía hilados de todos los colores.My grandmother used to have threads of every color.
2. (yarn making)
a. spinning
Antiguamente, el hilado de la lana se hacía manualmente.In the past, wool spinning was done by hand.
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
adjective
3. (made into yarn)
a. spun
Antes de poder ponerte a tejer, tendrás que hacer ovillos con las madejas de lana hilada.Before you can start knitting, you'll need to wind the skeins of spun woll into balls.
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hilado
adjective
spun
seda hilada spun silk
1 (acto) spinning
2 (hilo) thread; yarn
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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