An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (made of wood)
a. de madera
Use a wooden spoon to stir the sauce.Remueve la salsa con una cuchara de madera.
A phrase used as a figure of speech or a word that is symbolic in meaning; metaphorical (e.g. carrot, bean).
a. inexpresivo (face or person)
He's a wooden actor, but perfect for the part of Hercules.Es un actor inexpresivo, pero perfecto para el papel de Hércules.
b. rígido (expression)
The police officer kept a wooden face while asking me for my identity card.La expresión rígida del policía no cambió mientras me pedía la cédula de identidad.
c. acartonado (performance)
Her stunning good looks could not disguise her wooden acting.Su despampanante belleza no bastó para esconder una actuación acartonada.
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (made of wood)
a. de madera
2. (fig)
a. envarado(a), acartonado(a) (unexpressive)
wooden spooncuchara de palo
3. (fig)
to get the wooden spoonser el farolillo rojo
wooden [ˈwʊdn]
1 (made of wood) de madera
2 (lacking expression) [+actor, performance] acartonado; inexpresivo
she can be very wooden sometimes he gave a rather wooden performance as X
[+face, person] rígido; inexpresivo
she just sat there, her face wooden and emotionless
[+style] seco; poco expresivo
He was know for his wooden style of speech-making his written style is rather wooden
wooden horse (n) caballo (m) de madera
the wooden horse of Troy
wooden leg (n) pierna (f) de madera; pata (f) de palo (informal)
wooden spoon (n) cuchara (f) de palo; premio (m) de consolación
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