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This word is often used in the plural in the sense shown in 2).
A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
masculine noun
1. (material)
a. metal
La estructura del edificio está hecha de metal.The building structure is made of metal.
2. (section of an orchestra)
a. brass
Los metales eran muy estridentes y no se oía al coro.The brass was too loud and you couldn't hear the choir.
3. (musical genre)
a. metal
A mi hijo le encanta esta banda de metal.My son loves this metal band.
b. heavy metal
Mi música preferida es el metal.My favorite music is heavy metal.
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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. (material)
a. metal
metal blancowhite metal
metal pesadoheavy metal
metales preciososprecious metals
2. (music)
a. brass
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1 (material) metal; (Música) brass
el vil metal filthy lucre
metal en láminas metal laminado sheet metal
metal noble precious metal
paladio, es un metal noble utilizado principalmente en contactos eléctricos
metal pesado heavy metal
2 [de voz] timbre
el metal de la campana
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