Translation of costume in Spanish:


Pronunciation: /ˈkɑːstuːm; ˈkɒstjuːm/


  • 1.1 uncountable/no numerable (style of dress) traje (m); (for parties, disguise) disfraz (m) regional/period costume traje regional/de época in costume disfrazado (before noun/delante del nombre) [drama/piece] de época costume ball baile (masculine) de disfraces costume party (American English/inglés norteamericano) fiesta (feminine) de disfraces
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    • To give a feel for what it was like at the time, there will also be a display in the library of historical data and costumes of the period.
    • Many joined shopkeepers in wearing period costumes, including authentic make up and seamed stockings.
    • The third type of attire is the national costume.
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    • The vivid memory of pundits chanting and amateur actors dressed in bright costumes performing on the open-air stage has stayed with me.
    • Several actors in costume assume the roles of different characters.
    • Mind you, recent history is just a new version of the old: new stage, new actors, new costumes, new masks, same old story.
    1.2 countable/numerable (set of clothes) [Theater/Teatro] vestuario (masculine) (before noun/delante del nombre) costume designer diseñador, (masculine, feminine) de vestuario 1.3 countable/numerable (lady's suit) [dated/anticuado] traje (masculine) sastre or de chaqueta
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    • I can't possibly describe the elaborate nature of every woman's costume or outfit.
    • The staff have made about 150 costumes for the occasion.
    • The costumes range from ethnic outfits to more abstract modernist affairs that bring to mind Picasso's involvement with the Ballet Russe.
    1.4 countable/numerable
    (swimming costume)
    traje (masculine) de baño

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