la tiniebla
-the darkness
See the entry for tiniebla.


A feminine noun is almost always used with feminine articles and adjectives (e.g. la mujer bonita, la luna llena).
feminine noun
1. (obscurity)
a. darkness
La tiniebla inundaba aquel callejón que entraron los ladrones.Darkness flooded the alleyway that the thieves ran into.
b. dark
La tiniebla hacía el cementerio aun más aterrador.The dark made the cemetery even more frightening.
A plural noun indicates that there is more than one person, place, thing, or idea.
plural noun
2. (obscurity)
a. dark
Un rayo de luz apareció en las tinieblas.A ray of light appeared in the dark.
Por más que lo intentaba, Jasón no podía ver nada en las tinieblas.Hard as he tried, Jason couldn't see anything in the dark.
b. darkness
Aquel misterioso hombre habitaba en las tinieblas del bosque.That mysterious man lived in the darkness of the forest.
c. shadows (plural)
Encontré a Cristina en su habitación en tinieblas.I found Cristina in her room, in the shadows.
A phrase used as a figure of speech or a word that is symbolic in meaning; metaphorical (e.g., carrot, bean).
(lack of knowledge)
a. ignorant
Los investigadores se encuentran en tinieblas sobre el pasado del sospechoso.The investigators are ignorant of the suspect's past.
b. dark
La familia está en tinieblas sobre por qué Lucía se huyó de la casa.The family is in the dark about why Lucía ran away from home.
4. (religious)
a. Tenebrae
La iglesia quedó en penumbra para comenzar el oficio de tinieblas.The church remained dimly lit to start the service of Tenebrae.
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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. (general)
a. darkness
2. (fig)
estar en tinieblas sobre algoto be in the dark about something
1 (oscuridad) dark(ness)
; (s)
(sombras) shadows; (tenebrosidad) gloom
; (s)
2 (confusión) confusion
; (s)
(ignorancia) ignorance
; (s)
estamos en tinieblas sobre sus proyectos we are in the dark about his plans
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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