Share this entry

Share this page

essence

Pronunciation: /ˈesns/

Translation of essence in Spanish:

noun/nombre

  • 1 uncountable/no numerable 1.1 (central feature, quality) esencia (feminine) in essence en esencia of the essence de fundamental importancia
    Example sentences
    • Her portrayal of the sexy evangelist Reno Sweeney was outstanding, catching the very essence of this character.
    • Usually the design process involves taking messy reality and isolating its abstract essence.
    • The chief aim of this inquiry has been to shed light on the nature and essence of the disagreement between the two.
    1.2 (personification) personificación (feminine) he's the very essence of a diplomat es la diplomacia personificada, es la personificación de la diplomacia
  • 2 c and u [Cookery/Cocina] vanilla essence o essence of vanilla esencia (feminine) de vainilla
    Example sentences
    • Whip the evaporated milk until frothy and then add the jelly, cheese, vanilla essence and lemon juice.
    • The addition of two drops of vanilla essence in the glasses masked the flavour of both the beverages.
    • Cream butter and vanilla essence in a mixing bowl until light and fluffy.

Definition of essence in:

Share this entry

Share this page

 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day carpeta
f
folder …
Cultural fact of the day

Zarzuela is a musical drama consisting of alternating passages of dialogue, songs, choruses, and dancing, that originated in Spain in the seventeenth century. Its name comes from the Zarzuela palace, Madrid. It is also popular in Latin America. Zarzuela declined in the eighteenth century but revived in the early nineteenth century. The revived zarzuela dealt with more popular themes and was called género chico. A more serious version developed, known as género grande.