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American English: /ˈleɪər/
British English: /ˈleɪə/

Translation of layer in Spanish:


  • 1 (of dust, paint, snow) her hair was cut in layers
    llevaba el pelo cortado en or (Spain) a capas or (River Plate area) 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

  • 1 (arrange in layers) See examples: I had my hair layered
    me corté el pelo en or (Spain) a capas
    me rebajé el pelo (River Plate area)
    layer the pasta and the sauce in a dish
    ponga la pasta y la salsa en capas en una fuente
    Example sentences
    • Ashlee's hair is layered to just below her shoulders.
    • Find and inspect some pictures of people with curly, layered hair.
    • Her hair was perfectly layered and moved beautifully around her throughout the episode!
  • 2 (propagate)
    Example sentences
    • Rather than buying more plants, Eva propagates her own by layering.
    • To propagate, follow the same procedure as with red currants - take cuttings in late fall or early spring, or propagate by layering.
    • It is also propagated by layering, divisions and by seed which it sets in profusion.

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