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feline

Pronunciation: /ˈfiːlaɪn/

Translation of feline in Spanish:

adjective/adjetivo

  • 1.1 [Zoology/Zoología] felino our feline friends nuestros amigos los gatos
    Example sentences
    • Having just recently lost a very favourite feline member of our household, the title caught my eye immediately.
    • And the feline family ‘plays’ with its food before eating it, taunting and chasing their prey.
    • My cat, being a fully paid-up member of the fastidious feline world, now refuses to eat anything else.
    1.2 (cat-like) [stealth/grace/cunning] felino
    Example sentences
    • Unafraid and unhurried, the great black beast padded silently down the centre of the trail, not quite a cat but a fluid feline shape.
    • There were two eyes, oval in shape and quite feline in their appearance, riding above a long, thin, pointed nose.
    • She had four legs with large clawed paws beneath her white-furred feline shape.

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