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canvas
American English: /ˈkænvəs/
British English: /ˈkanvəs/

Translation of canvas in Spanish:

noun

  • 1 1.1 uncountable (cloth) under canvas (in a tent)
    en una tienda de campaña or (Latin America) en una carpa
    (Nautical)
    con el velamen desplegado
    con las velas desplegadas
    (before noun) (bag/shoes)
    de lona
    (chair)
    de lona or loneta
    Example sentences
    • Fabrics such as twill, poplin, canvas, suede, denim and wool are also available in a variety of styles.
    • The fabrics include washed denims, soft poplins, heavy canvas, twills, and yarn-dyed plaids.
    • Herdsmen dwell in large tents made of canvas or woven yak wool.
    Example sentences
    • Two spots were available and coming out of the start four boats remained within a canvas of each other.
    • Pulling out a final sprint Todorovich and Popovic reduced a boat length deficit down to a canvas as they closed in on Greece.
    • However Great Britain had a true race on their hands as Slovenia put the pressure on staying within a canvas of Great Britain throughout the race.
    1.2 (in boxing, wrestling) the canvas
    la lona
    1.3 uncountable or countable (for embroidery)
    Example sentences
    • Tirianna carefully sneaked over to the tapestry and Sicirin pulled her beneath the embroidered canvas.
    • They may be school children but this does not stop them from weaving stories on canvas.
    • If politics was one thread weaving through the canvas of John MacKenna's young life, then teaching was another.
  • 2 (Art) 2.1 countable or uncountable (for painting)
    Example sentences
    • The larger pieces are completed on canvases while the smaller pieces use a wooden surface.
    • Coming prepared with several canvases already smudged with charcoal outlines she readied her supplies.
    • His hard-edged geometric paintings on diamond-shaped canvases were inspired by artists such as Piet Mondrian and Josef Albers.
    2.2 countable (painting)
    Example sentences
    • During the 1930s his work included large canvases depicting the life of working people in a style influenced by Picasso and Léger.
    • His colorful canvases often depict peasant life in Mexico, which he transformed into magical scenes.
    • The 40 canvasses, watercolours, drawings, photographs and sculptures all have a Thai ambiance, though not all subjects are landscapes.

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