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This word is often used in the plural in the sense shown in 4).
A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
masculine noun
1. (meal)
Regionalism used in Mexico
Regionalism used in Nicaragua
Regionalism used in Panama
a. dish
Las carnitas son uno de mis platillos favoritos.Carnitas are one of my favorite dishes.
Mi platillo preferido navideño es el pavo.Turkey is my favorite Christmas dish.
2. (tableware)
a. small plate
¿Quieren unos platillos para el pastel, chicos?Do you want some small plates for the cake, guys?
b. saucer
La taza de café se quedó pegada al platillo.The cup of coffee stuck to the saucer.
3. (religious)
a. collection bowl
El platillo se pasa para pedir donaciones en la iglesia.They pass the collection bowl to ask for donations to the church.
4. (music)
a. cymbal
Me entusiasma mucho ese crescendo en la composición con el sonido estrepitoso de los platillos.I find that crescendo in the composition and those crashing cymbals exhilarating.
5. (part of a scale)
a. pan
Colocó el polvo de potasio sobre el platillo para pesarlo.She placed the potassium powder on the pan to weigh it.
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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. (plato pequeño)
a. small plate
2. (de taza)
a. saucer
platillo volanteflying saucer
3. (de una balanza)
a. pan
4. (music)
1 (plato) (gen) small plate; (para taza) saucer; [de limosnas] collecting bowl; (de balanza) pan
pasar el platillo to pass the hat round
platillo volante platillo volador flying saucer
2 platillos (Música) cymbals
3 (Centroamérica) (México) dish
el tercer platillo de la comida the third course of the meal
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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