adorno


adorno
m.
1 decoration.
de adorno decorative (árbol, figura)
estar de adorno (informal figurative) to be a waste of space (persona)
2 adornment, decoration, frill, garnishing.
pres.indicat.
1st person singular (yo) present indicative of spanish verb: adornar.
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adorno
nombre masculino
1 decoration, adornment
2 COSTURA trimming
3 COCINA garnish
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FRASEOLOGÍA
de adorno decorative
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noun m.
ornament
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SM
1) (=objeto) ornament

una casa llena de adornos — a house full of ornaments

adornos de navidad — Christmas decorations

2) (=decoración) ornamentation, adornment

un estilo literario sin adorno superfluo — a literary style with no superfluous ornamentation o adornment

de adorno — decorative

macetas de adorno — decorative plant pots

no se puede comer, está de adorno — you can't eat it, it's just for decoration

no funciona, está o es de adorno — it doesn't work, it's just for show

3) (Cos) trim, trimming
4) (Culin) garnish
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masculino
a) (objeto) ornament

los adornos de Navidad — the Christmas decorations

b) (decoración) adornment

eso era su único adorno — that was her only adornment

una falda con adorno de pasamanería — a skirt trimmed with frills

de adorno — for decoration

lo tenemos de adorno — (hum) it's just for show

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= embellishment, motif, ornament, display, adornment.
Ex. Although university education in modern India dates back to 1856, libraries developed haphazardly and were more embellishments than an integral part of the academic programme.
Ex. Novelty was increasingly achieved by adapting some exotic or more or less explicitly historical motif within this framework.
Ex. He had never before taken the time to examine the immense two-story granite structure of modified Romanesque design, with its massive arched entrance generously treated with carved ornament.
Ex. The nineteenth century also saw an explosion of exaggerated and decorated letter forms intended for display.
Ex. In particular, body piercings, tattoos, self-mutilation, cosmetic surgery and eating disorders all form part of American culture's obsession with corporeal malleability and the body as a form of adornment.
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* adornos = bells and whistles.
* sin adornos = unadorned, unvarnished.
* todos los adornos extras = all the bells and whistles.
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masculino
a) (objeto) ornament

los adornos de Navidad — the Christmas decorations

b) (decoración) adornment

eso era su único adorno — that was her only adornment

una falda con adorno de pasamanería — a skirt trimmed with frills

de adorno — for decoration

lo tenemos de adorno — (hum) it's just for show

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= embellishment, motif, ornament, display, adornment.

Ex: Although university education in modern India dates back to 1856, libraries developed haphazardly and were more embellishments than an integral part of the academic programme.

Ex: Novelty was increasingly achieved by adapting some exotic or more or less explicitly historical motif within this framework.
Ex: He had never before taken the time to examine the immense two-story granite structure of modified Romanesque design, with its massive arched entrance generously treated with carved ornament.
Ex: The nineteenth century also saw an explosion of exaggerated and decorated letter forms intended for display.
Ex: In particular, body piercings, tattoos, self-mutilation, cosmetic surgery and eating disorders all form part of American culture's obsession with corporeal malleability and the body as a form of adornment.
* adornos = bells and whistles.
* sin adornos = unadorned, unvarnished.
* todos los adornos extras = all the bells and whistles.

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adorno
masculine
1 (objeto) ornament
los adornos de Navidad the Christmas decorations
2
(decoración): su único adorno eran unos pendientes a pair of earrings was her only adornment
una tela tan rica no necesita adorno ninguno such a rich fabric doesn't need any decoration o adornment
una falda con adorno de pasamanería a skirt trimmed with frills
de adorno for decoration
le puso unas aceitunas de adorno she added a few olives for decoration
lo tenemos de adorno (hum); it's just for show
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Del verbo adornar: (conjugate adornar)

adorno es:

1ª persona singular (yo) presente indicativo

adornó es:

3ª persona singular (él/ella/usted) pretérito indicativo

Multiple Entries:
adornar    
adorno
adornar (conjugate adornar) verbo transitivo
a)habitación/sombrero/comidato decorate

b)relato/discursoto embellish

c) [flores/banderas] to adorn

adornarse verbo pronominal (refl) ‹cabeza/peloto adorn
adorno sustantivo masculino
a) (objeto) ornament;

los adornos de Navidad the Christmas decorations

b) (decoración) adornment;

de adorno for decoration

adornar verbo transitivo to adorn, decorate
adorno sustantivo masculino decoration, adornment
♦ Locuciones: de adorno (que no hace nada) just for show: tienen el coche de adorno, porque nunca van a ningún sitio, they just have the car for show; they never go anywhere in it
'adorno' also found in these entries:
Spanish:
borla
- brazalete
- colgante
- orla
- plumaje
- revestir
- ribete
- tocada
- tocado
- viñeta
- aplique
- bagatela
- baratija
- chiche
- chuchería
- complicado
- figurita
- flecos
- franja
- horrible
- huachafo
- jareta
- móvil
- paño
- pluma
English:
adornment
- bauble
- flourish
- ornament
- salad
- trim
- trimming
- decoration
- decorative
- for
- garnish
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adorno nm
[objeto] ornament;
los adornos navideños the Christmas decorations;
de adorno [árbol, figura] decorative;
es sólo de adorno [no funciona] it's just for show;
Comp
Fam Hum
estar de adorno: está aquí sólo de adorno he's just taking up space here;
no está aquí sólo de adorno he's not here just because he's a pretty face
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adorno
m ornament; de Navidad decoration
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adorno nm
: ornament, decoration
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adorno n decoration

Spanish-English dictionary. 2013.

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