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American English: /ˈbrɪsəl/
British English: /ˈbrɪs(ə)l/

Translation of bristle in Spanish:


countable or uncountable
  • 1.1 (on animal) this brush is genuine bristle
    este cepillo es de pura cerda
    with nylon bristle
    con cerda de nylon
    Example sentences
    • I haven't shaved for the day, so short bristles of my beard pepper my chin.
    • His lip, covered with short bristles, quavered slightly.
    • Golden bristles stubbled his cheeks and jaw and his hair needed a quick comb.
    1.2 (on human) See examples: his face was covered in bristle(s)
    tenía la barba crecida

intransitive verb

  • 1.1 (stand up)
    ponerse de punta
    1.2 (bridle)
    he bristleed
    se erizó
    to bristle at somethingshe bristled at his rudeness
    su grosería la irritó or la enfureció
    1.3 (have many)to bristle with somethingthe place was bristling with tourists
    el lugar estaba repleto or [pejorative] plagado de turistas
    a bristling mustache
    un bigote hirsuto
    to bristle with difficulties
    estar erizado de dificultades
    Example sentences
    • They bristled with weapons and were covered from head to foot in thick armor.
    • In the beginning, the area had been crawling with soldiers and bristling with guns.
    • It's nondescript, faceless - yet bristling with hubris.
    Example sentences
    • She stood with her fur bristling as she watched a form race across the hills towards them.
    • Elanor was peering in the doorway, her fur bristling.
    • Ayane shot up to a sitting position, back ramrod-straight and fur bristling.
    Example sentences
    • There was a subtle change in Adair towards defensive and Tristin stared at her as she almost bristled at him.
    • At a press conference, the foreign secretary bristled at the suggestion he would be taking a message to New Delhi.
    • Her lawyers bristled at suggestions there may be no other willing witnesses to bring.

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