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homely

Pronunciation: /ˈhəʊmli/

Translation of homely in Spanish:

adjective/adjetivo (-lier, -liest)

  • 1.1 [meal/food] casero; [atmosphere/room/furnishings] acogedor, hogareño a homely woman (British English/inglés británico) una mujer muy de su casa
    Example sentences
    • Contact sessions are held in purposefully homely rooms with comfortable easy chairs and lots of toys, games and activities.
    • It is one of the most homely places in town where a warm welcome and friendly smile awaits all visitors.
    • There's a warm and homely atmosphere to go with the fare of traditional country cooking and game.
    Example sentences
    • Nestled among her descriptions of food at posh New York restaurants is a handful of recipes for the simple, homely food that she cooks at home.
    • Mary was blessed with a natural and homely disposition.
    • The Chinese have an ordinary homely dish made of fish head stewed with tofu, which is bland and believed to be healthy.
    1.2 (plain, ugly) (American English/inglés norteamericano) feo
    Example sentences
    • At first glance, it would seem that the decision to cast the luminous Greta Garbo as the homely Christina is Hollywood historical revisionism at its most overt.
    • An older, very homely woman answered and let him in.
    • Not for the first time, I wished I was homely and forgettable.

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