velo
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velo(
beh
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loh
)
A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
1. (face covering)
a. veil
El novio alzó el velo de la novia y la besó.The groom lifted the bride's veil and kissed her.
2.
A phrase used as a figure of speech or a word that is symbolic in meaning; metaphorical (e.g. carrot, bean).
(figurative)
(screen)
a. veil
A phrase used as a figure of speech or a word that is symbolic in meaning; metaphorical (e.g. carrot, bean).
(figurative)
Al gobierno le conviene tenernos tras el velo de la ignorancia.It is convenient for the government to keep us behind the veil of ignorance.
b. cloak
A phrase used as a figure of speech or a word that is symbolic in meaning; metaphorical (e.g. carrot, bean).
(figurative)
La verdad se esconde detrás de un velo de mentiras.The truth hides behind a cloak of lies.
3. (anatomy)
a. velum
El paladar blando también se llama velo.The soft palate is also called the velum.
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velo
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (prenda)
a. veil
2. (colloquial)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
correr o echar un (tupido) velo sobre algoto draw a veil over something
velo del paladarsoft palate
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velo
1 [de tul, gasa] veil
tomar el velo to take the veil; corramos un tupido velo sobre esto let us draw a discreet veil over this
2 (cobertura) veil; light covering; (Fotografía) fog; (en cristal) mist; [de silencio, misterio] shroud
3 (pretexto) pretext; cloak
4 (confusión) confusion; mental fog
5 (Anatomía)
velo de paladar soft palate; velum
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