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auspicious

Pronunciation: /ɔːˈspɪʃəs/

Translation of auspicious in Spanish:

adjective/adjetivo

  • [formal] prometedor, auspicioso (Southern Cone/Cono Sur) he has made a most auspicious start ha comenzado con muy buenos auspicios or de manera muy prometedora or (in Southern Cone also/en Cono Sur también) auspiciosa on this auspicious occasion en esta feliz ocasión
    Example sentences
    • It comes into my life at an auspicious moment, as I will be hitting the road on Sunday.
    • As mum and dad took photographs or recorded the auspicious moment on the camcorder, the youngsters played happily and tentative new friendships were formed.
    • Timing is terribly important in the book trade and the publishers might have chosen to hold it back until a more auspicious moment.
    Example sentences
    • I do think it is an auspicious sign that women can vote and run for office.
    • An auspicious sign of record label interest might be when the company boss starts offering to carry your gear.
    • The banana is an auspicious plant in India, a sign of prosperity and fertility, and occupies a prominent part in the traditional decorations in any function.

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