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raven 1

División en sílabas: ra·ven
Pronunciación: /ˈrāvən/

sustantivo

1A large heavily built crow with mainly black plumage, feeding chiefly on carrion.
  • Genus Corvus, family Corvidae: several species, in particular the widespread all-black common raven (C. corax)
Oraciones de ejemplo
  • Well-adapted to urban environments, grackles, crows, ravens, blackbirds, and jays thrive everywhere we do.
  • Long-eared Owls usually nest in abandoned stick nests, often the nests of magpies, crows, ravens, or hawks.
  • Put bluntly, these birds, which include crows, ravens, magpies, and jays, can be real jerks.
2 (the Raven) The constellation Corvus.

adjetivo

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(Especially of hair) of a glossy black color.
Oraciones de ejemplo
  • She had a long sheet of glossy raven hair and graceful neck.
  • She was a tall woman, slim and delicate, with a wealth of glossy raven hair.
  • Her hood had been left back and her glossy raven hair had been tied up with a deep lilac ribbon.
Sinónimos
black, jet-black, ebony
literary sable

Origen

Old English hræfn, of Germanic origin; related to Dutch raaf and German Rabe.

Palabras que riman con raven

Avon, Cavan, cavern, tavern

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raven 2 División en sílabas: rav·en
Pronunciación: /ˈravən/

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[no object] archaic
1(Of a ferocious wild animal) hunt for prey.
Oraciones de ejemplo
  • He and the hounds ravening him are amalgamated in one precipitate upsweep of pigments.
  • One is the very fierce passage in The Origin of Species where he talks about ‘the face of nature, bright with gladness’ and yet if you look beneath, you will see things ravening, devouring, consuming.
1.1 [with object] Devour voraciously.
Oraciones de ejemplo
  • Your sword has devoured your prophets like a ravening lion.
  • But after a while that didn't stop you from ravening down the poison.

Origen

Late 15th century (in the sense 'take as spoil'): from Old French raviner, originally 'to ravage', based on Latin rapina 'pillage'.

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