Translation of elaborate in Spanish:



  • 1.1 [decoration/design/hairstyle] complicado, intrincado, muy elaborado
    More example sentences
    • She looked as imperious and haughty as ever; her graying blue-silver hair swept up into an intricate coif, the elaborate detail of its design matching even her extravagant evening gown.
    • There were some matters the tribunal did not refer to although they could have, and some minor errors in relation to the details of this elaborate and complicated scheme.
    • The buildings were all made of white stone, built carefully with elaborate details, as if every family lived in a miniature castle.
    1.2 [plan/arrangements] minucioso, detallado in elaborate detail con todo detalle, muy minuciosamente
    More example sentences
    • Faking an elaborate yawn, I sneak a glance over my shoulder just in time to see her naked back as she leaves.
    • It is an elaborate, extravagant and bloated undertaking that not only throws in the kitchen sink but the fire extinguisher, too.
    • ‘That sounds good,’ Cici said with an elaborate yawn, and laid her head on the side of the car.
    1.3 [meal] de mucho trabajo 1.4 [joke/excuse] rebuscado

transitive verb/verbo transitivo


intransitive verb/verbo intransitivo

  • dar* (más) detalles, entrar en detalles or explicaciones to elaborate on o upon sth ampliar* algo, explicar* algo en mayor detalle

Definition of elaborate in:

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day farrear
to go out partying …
Cultural fact of the day

Guernica is a Basque town destroyed by German bombers fighting on the Nationalist side in the Spanish Civil War in April 1937. Guerra Civil. The world was shocked at the slaughter of civilians. Guernica (Gernika) is the site of the ancient Basque parliament and of the oak tree, the árbol de Guernica, beneath which Spanish kings traditionally swore to uphold Basque privileges or fueros. Pablo Picasso commemorated the destruction of Guernica in his painting of the same name.