Translation of fringe in Spanish:


Pronunciation: /frɪndʒ/


  • 1 1.1 (on shawl, carpet, tablecloth) fleco (masculine)
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    • Much of the vigor of the textile traditions of Mahdia comes through the embellishment of woven cloth with embroidery and the addition of fringes, tassels, and pompoms.
    • Being a very feminine line, rounded shapes, inverted pleats, fringes, deconstructed cuts and chunky buttons feature in the collection.
    • She was wearing a floral silk shirt with a fringe and a denim miniskirt.
    1.2 (of trees, houses) hilera (feminine)
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    • Eighty-five percent of at-risk American farms are on the fringes of urban areas.
    • Initially, stations were located on the fringes of the urban area to ease access and economize on land costs.
    • Like most early projects, it replaced an area of run-down, overcrowded, squalid dwellings on the fringes of the downtown area.
  • 3 (periphery) (often plural/frecuentemente plural) on the fringe(s) of the town en la periferia de la ciudad to live on the fringe(s) of society vivir al margen de la sociedad the extremist fringe of the party el sector extremista del partido (before noun/delante del nombre) [area/group] marginal; [music/medicine] alternativo fringe theatre (British English/inglés británico) teatro (masculine) alternativo or experimental

transitive verb/verbo transitivo

  • 1.1 (decorate with fringe) [scarf/rug] ponerle* un fleco a 1.2 (border) bordear fringed with fur con una orla de piel

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