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crescent

Pronunciation: /ˈkresnt/

Translation of crescent in Spanish:

noun/nombre

  • 1 (moon) creciente (masculine) the Crescent la Media Luna
    Example sentences
    • The moon waxes from new to sickle, crescent, half-full and disk, and wanes back again as the relative positions of sun and moon change.
    • Another difference between the hemispheres, which is often overlooked, is the direction in which the crescents of the Waxing and Waning Moons point.
    • Every month, the first crescent of the new moon is observed, defining the beginning of the new month, whilst each year Ramadan commences 11 days earlier.
  • 2 2.1 (shape) media luna (feminine) 2.2 (street)[ calle en forma de media luna ]
    Example sentences
    • There were no streets, only avenues, crescents and closes.
    • In the 1820s Bath, Bristol, Dublin, and Edinburgh, cities which had flourished in the eighteenth century, were all still raising classical squares, streets, and crescents.
    • Townhouses line the streets, crescents, and squares - with some terraces descending quite steeply to the north.

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