mortecino
mortecino(
mohr
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teh
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see
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noh
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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.
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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mortecino
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (luz, brillo)
a. faint
2. (color, mirada)
a. dull
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mortecino
adjective
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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