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homespun

Pronunciation: /ˈhəʊmspʌn/

Translation of homespun in Spanish:

adjective/adjetivo

  • 1.1 (down-to-earth) [philosophy] de andar por casa, popular; [wisdom] popular; [virtue/folks] sencillo
    Example sentences
    • She is conscious that her simple, homespun style left her open to misinterpretation.
    • But she said he would benefit most from a piece of simple homespun advice.
    • Already famous as the inventor of the lightning conductor, his homespun philosophizing and simple style charmed the world of the Court and the intellectual salons alike.
    1.2 [wool] hilado artesanalmente or a mano homespun cloth tejido (masculine) artesanal
    Example sentences
    • Both male and female folk costumes made of homespun cloth and sheepskin were multi-colored and featured intricate embroidery.
    • In the past, clothing was most often rough homespun cloth made from their own cotton, but today manufactured fabric or store-bought clothes are increasingly common.
    • The early immigrants were usually clothed in homespun cloth and caps.

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