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viso
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Usage note
This word is often used in the plural in sense 2).
viso(
bee
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soh
)
A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
1. (brightness)
a. sheen (of fabric)
No me gusta el viso de este terciopelo.I don't like the sheen of this piece of velvet.
b. glint (of metal)
El cuarto estaba oscuro, y lo único que se veía era el viso de la espada.The room was dark, and all I could see was the glint of the sword.
2. (look)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
El accidente de tránsito tenía visos de haber sido provocado por negligencia.It seemed that the car crash was caused by negligence.
La historia sobre el avistamiento del platillo volador tiene viso de ser un engaño.The story about the flying saucer sighting looks like being a hoax.
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viso
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (aspecto)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
tener visos deto seem
tiene visos de verdadit seems pretty true
tiene visos de hacerse realidadit could become a reality
2. (reflejo; de tejido)
a. sheen
3. (de metal)
a. glint
4. (de prenda)
a. lining
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viso
1 [de metal] gleam; glint
2 (aspecto)
hay un viso de verdad en esto there is an element of truth in this; tenía visos de nunca acabar it seemed that it was never going to finish; tiene visos de ser puro cuento it looks like being just a story
a dos visos
de dos visos
with a double purpose; two-edged
3 (ropa) slip
4
ser persona de viso to be somebody; be important
5 (Geografía) viewpoint; vantage point
6 visos [de tela] sheen
singular
; (s)
gloss
singular
; (s)
negro con visos azules black with a bluish sheen; black with bluish lights in it; hacer visos to shimmer
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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