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A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
masculine noun
1. (sheet of ice)
a. ice floe
El barco navegaba en medio de grandes témpanos en el Océano Ártico.The ship sailed among large ice floes in the Arctic Ocean.
2. (emotionless person)
a. cold fish
Todos lloramos en la película pero Sofi es un témpano y no soltó ni una lágrima.We all cried at the movie, but Sofi is a cold fish and didn't cry a single tear.
b. cold (adjective)
Ese hombre no muestra ninguna emoción; parece un témpano.That man shows no emotion. He's so cold!
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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)
témpano (de hielo)ice floe
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1 (also témpano de hielo) ice floe
como un témpano as cold as ice; ice-cold
la casa está como un témpano
quedarse como un témpano to be chilled to the bone
2 (tamboril) small drum; kettledrum
3 (parche) drumhead
4 (Archit) tympan
témpano de tocino (Culin) flitch of bacon
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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