figurative
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figurative(
fih
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gyuh
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ruh
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dihv
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (linguistics)
a. figurado
The figurative use of the word "street" implies our concrete, real-world interactions with other people.El uso figurado de la palabra "calle" sugiere las interacciones concretas que tenemos en el mundo real con otras personas.
b. metafórico
I wasn't being figurative when I said that Diego was in the clouds. He's in a hot-air balloon right now.No me expresaba de forma metafórica cuando dije que Diego estaba en las nubes. Ahora mismo está montado en un globo aerostático.
2. (fine arts)
a. figurativo
Some of these figurative paintings give us a window into the world of 18th century England.Algunos de estos cuadros figurativos nos abren una ventana al mundo de la Inglaterra del siglo XVIII.
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figurative
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (general)
a. figurado(a)
Copyright © 2006 Harrap Publishers Limited
figurative [ˈfɪɡərətɪv]
adjective
1 [+meaning] figurado; [+expression] metafórico
2 (Art) figurativo
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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