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bouquet

Pronunciation: /bəʊˈkeɪ; buːˈkeɪ; bʊˈkeɪ; bəʊˈkeɪ/

Translation of bouquet in Spanish:

noun/nombre

  • 1 1.1 (of flowers) ramo (masculine); (small) ramillete (masculine)
    Example sentences
    • I was presented with a lovely bouquet of flowers, given a gift voucher to spend and someone took me round the store in a wheelchair.
    • As a symbol of the temple's gratitude Her Majesty was presented with a large bouquet of flowers and a ceremonial sword.
    • All three were presented with bouquets of flowers.
    1.2 (compliment) elogio (masculine), flor (feminine)
    Example sentences
    • Use the comments function to throw bouquets and brickbats, if you feel like it.
    • ‘We have learnt to live with the bouquets and brickbats, which we realise to be part of our occupational hazard’, he adds.
    • After all the bouquets must come the brickbats.
  • 2 (of wine) bouquet (masculine), aroma (masculine)
    Example sentences
    • The fact that esters are formed at different rates, some of them reaching equilibrium only after decades, helps to explain the changes in wine aroma and bouquet during ageing.
    • As a precaution, I had scented toilet paper stuffed up my nose, but the bouquet still came on like a rotten gauntlet across the snout.
    • The great outdoors murders a fine wine's bouquet and strong-tasting barbecue fare ruins the restrained, delicate flavours of expensive bottles.

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