An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (dim)
a. faint
La luz tenue de una vela iluminaba el dormitorio.The faint light of a candle illuminated the bedroom.
b. weak
Escuché una voz tenue que provenía de la otra habitación.I heard a weak voice coming from the other room.
2. (slender)
a. fine
Se sentó en el porche a ver como caía la tenue lluvia.She sat on her porch and watched the fine rain fall.
b. thin
El puntero láser dispara un rayo tenue de color rojo.The laser pointer sends out a thin red ray.
3. (ethereal)
a. tenuous
Los adolescentes generalmente tienen una conexión tenue con la religión.Teenagers usually have a tenuous connection with religion.
b. insubstantial
La diferencia entre los dos partidos es muy tenue.The difference between the two parties is insubstantial.
4. (dull)
a. simple
El artista eligió un estilo tenue y minimalista.The artist chose a simple and minimalist style.
b. plain
La habitación muestra un estilo tenue pero elegante.The style of the room is plain but elegant.
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (tela, hilo, lluvia)
a. fine
2. (luz, sonido, dolor)
a. faint
3. (relación)
a. tenuous
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1 [+tela, velo] thin; fine
2 [+olor, sonido, línea] faint; [+neblina, lluvia] light; [+aire] thin
3 [+razón] tenuous; insubstantial; [+relación] tenuous
4 [+estilo] simple; plain
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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