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gunpowder
American English: /ˈɡənˌpaʊdər/
British English: /ˈɡʌnpaʊdə/

Translation of gunpowder in Spanish:

noun

uncountable
  • (before noun) the Gunpowder Plot
    la Conspiración de la Pólvora
    Example sentences
    • Gunpowder is a mixture of saltpetre, charcoal, and sulphur, and early gunpowder was just that: a powder.
    • Prior to its first military uses, gunpowder was termed black powder.
    • There was wax, matches, a long fuse, gunpowder and 20 bullets packed around a quarter stick of dynamite.

Cultural Note: Bonfire Night

Cada 5 de noviembre los británicos celebran Bonfire Night o Guy Fawkes Night, para conmemorar la Conspiración de la Pólvora ( the Gunpowder Plot). En esa misma fecha en 1605, un grupo de conspiradores católicos, encabezado por Guy Fawkes, intentaron volar el Parlamento inglés cuando el rey Jaime I se encontraba en su interior. Sin embargo, fueron descubiertos y ejecutados. En la actualidad es un acontecimiento que carece de significado político o religioso. Se lanzan fuegos artificiales y se encienden hogueras en las que se quema un muñeco de trapo ( guy) que representa a Guy Fawkes.

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