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Pronunciation: /məˈtɪriəl; məˈtɪəriəl/

Translation of material in Spanish:


  • 3 uncountable/no numerable 3.1 (for book, show etc) material (masculine) 3.2 (potential, quality) this is bestseller material este es un bestseller en potencia she's champion material tiene madera de campeona he's not college material no tiene madera de estudiante universitario, no tiene aptitudes para estudios superiores
    Example sentences
    • Her spiky style and confident handling of the source material creates a book which is more of a literary event than a quiet read.
    • Singletons might use it as a dating agency, novelists as material for a book, market researchers as the easiest way to corner unsuspecting prey.
    • But, after a considerable amount of said hanging about, he accumulated enough material to write a book.
    Example sentences
    • The long-player will mix original material with traditional songs and is due out late next month.
    • The seven-piece outfit perform Tex-Mex classics, Spanish songs and original material.
    • The ensemble often draws its material from narrative folk songs.


  • 1 (worldly, physical) [gain/profit] material; [needs] material material damage daños (masculine plural) materiales

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