Translation of miniature in Spanish:

miniature

Pronunciation: /ˈmɪnɪtʃʊr; ˈmɪnɪtʃə(r)/

noun/nombre

  • 1.1 (small copy, version) miniatura (feminine) in miniature en miniatura
    More example sentences
    • Hazy, speculative figures wander through the evocative landscapes and buildings he creates using miniatures, models, televisions, glass and mirrors.
    • Rufforth Airfield has been hosting the Yorkshire Air Spectacular, with flying model craft ranging in size from miniatures to monsters with a 25 ft wingspan.
    • As miniatures of human bodies, dolls have had many meanings.
    1.2 [Art/Arte] miniatura (feminine)
    More example sentences
    • Johnson also worked at three-quarter-length and occasionally full-length, as well as painting portrait miniatures in oil on copper.
    • The new gallery of British portrait miniatures, including this depiction of Jane Small by Hans Holbein, opens on 2 March.
    • During his work on portrait miniatures Reynolds turned to the Victorian paintings that had been given to the museum by John Sheepshanks in 1857 as a core collection of British art.
    More example sentences
    • His image has also survived in a few panel paintings, later copies of original portraits, and through representations of the duke and his court in the miniatures of illuminated manuscripts.
    • It runs the gamut of art riches over the centuries, stretching to murals, miniatures and manuscripts.
    • Numerous panels, often deliberately aged, and illuminated miniatures or historiated initials, usually on reused leaves from genuine medieval manuscripts, survive and frequently appear on the art market.
    1.3 (bottle)[ botellita en miniatura de una bebida alcohólica ]
    More example sentences
    • Throughout the show, he finds constant excuses to swig Special Brew and bottles of scotch, even using spirits miniatures as puppets in a retelling of Goldilocks.
    • Absinthe was also put up in so-called mignonettes, comparable to the one-drink miniatures from which spirits are dispensed on airplanes today.
    • You've finished the last of the plonk in the wine rack, you've drunk the miniatures stolen from minibars and found at the bottom of your suitcase.

adjective/adjetivo

  • (before noun/delante del nombre) [portrait/version] en miniatura; [poodle/terrier] enano

Definition of miniature in:

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day calco
m
exact replica …
Cultural fact of the day

Every year the charitable Fundación Príncipe de Asturias makes eight awards in various categories. They are presented by the Príncipe de Asturias, the heir to the Spanish throne, in the Asturian city of Oviedo. The prize includes a monetary reward of 50,000 euros and a sculpture by the Catalan artist Joan Miró. Winners have included: the writers Umberto Eco and Mario Vargas Llosa; the politicians Nelson Mandela and Yasser Arafat; the organization Médecins sans Frontières; the scientist Stephen Hawking; and the golfer Severiano Ballesteros.