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layer

Pronunciation: /ˈleɪər; ˈleɪə(r)/

Translation of layer in Spanish:

noun/nombre

  • 1 (of dust, paint, snow) capa (feminine); (of rock, sediment) capa (feminine), estrato (masculine) her hair was cut in layers llevaba el pelo cortado en or (Spain/España) a capas or (River Plate area/Río de la Plata) rebajado the novel has several layers of meaning la novela tiene varias lecturas or interpretaciones
    Example sentences
    • Like your eyelashes, so blond they were only noticeable when you blinked and the top row met the bottom in a layer of double thickness.
    • Depending on various factors, you might need to place a layer of base material on top of the subgrade.
    • Once the desired quantity of trees had been installed, a layer of geotextile material was deposited on top to keep contaminants out of the stream.

transitive verb/verbo transitivo

  • 1 (arrange in layers) I had my hair layered me corté el pelo en or (Spain/España) a capas, me rebajé el pelo (River Plate area/Río de la Plata) layer the pasta and the sauce in a dish ponga la pasta y la salsa en capas en una fuente

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