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lily-white
American English: /ˈlɪli ˌ(h)waɪt/

Translation of lily-white in Spanish:

adjective predicative lily white

  • 1.1 (in color)
    blanco como la nieve or como una azucena
    Example sentences
    • The girl was soft, lily-white, as pure and chaste as they came.
    • A swan is also not quite as lily-white as you'd expect - he has some black feathers and a little bit of accumulated grime.
    • One of the students who did not leap to attention however, was sitting in the furthest corner at a paper-strewn desk, her head was lazily propped upon one slim lily-white hand which rested just beneath her pointy chin.
    1.2 (pure) [pejorative]
    (ideals)
    puro
    her lily-white son
    el santo de su hijo [irónico]
    Example sentences
    • They were all pretty much at least 18 by then, and apparently weren't all lily-white like their reputations would have you believe.
    • It was always guaranteed to set Lo off, despite his claim to have lily-white hands).
    • Were they concerned by Graham's less than lily-white reputation when it comes to financial propriety?

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