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lurid
American English: /ˈlʊrəd/
British English: /ˈl(j)ʊərɪd/

Translation of lurid in Spanish:

adjective

  • 1.1 (sensational)
    (details/tale)
    (imagination)
    Example sentences
    • Playing at or discussing sex - even in graphic lurid detail - isn't really anything to freak out about.
    • Newspapers also report, in lurid and graphic detail, cases of abuse that these women experience.
    • Within an hour of hearing this news I was assailed by the first of countless journalists and by next morning my son's death was in every paper in the most lurid of terms.
    1.2 (garish)
    Example sentences
    • These effects are sometimes too lurid to be pleasant.
    • These prints are evenly saturated with color and a bright, almost lurid light of a consistent value.
    • She will however, still be perched behind a glass of lurid colour, only this time it will be decorated with umbrella, sparkler and assorted fruitery.
    1.3 (glowing)
    (sky/sunset)
    1.4 (pallid) [literary]

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