An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (dim)
a. faint
Una luz mortecina apareció entre la niebla.A faint light appeared in the fog.
Lo único que se podía ver en el cielo era el resplandor mortecino de un par de estrellas.The only thing you could see in the sky was the faint glow of a couple of stars.
2. (opaque)
a. dull
Creo que el baño quedará mejor pintado con colores mortecinos y no radiantes.I think it'd be better to paint the bathroom with dull colors, rather than bright ones.
3. (fading)
a. dying
Me quedé dormido observando las llamas mortecinas de la fogata.I fell asleep watching the dying flames of the bonfire.
b. failing
La vela mortecina se apagó y quedamos a oscuras.The failing candle died and we were left in the dark.
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (luz, brillo)
a. faint
2. (color, mirada)
a. dull
Copyright © 2006 Harrap Publishers Limited
1 [+luz] dim; faint; [+color] dull; [+fuego, llamas] dying
contempla la llama mortecina El humo de las brasas mortecinas ascendía en leves hilachas llegará la gobernanta para encender las velas y avivar el mortecino hogar contemplando su humilde lumbre, el mortecino fogón
2 (débil) weak; failing
hacer la mortecina to pretend to be dead
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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