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neon

Pronunciation: /ˈniːɑːn; ˈniːɒn/

Translation of neon in Spanish:

noun/nombre

uncountable/no numerable
  • neón (masculine); (before noun/delante del nombre) [glow/lighting] de neón; [pink/red/green] fosforescente
    Example sentences
    • The joint fairly jumped under the glow of fluorescent lights and neon beer signs when I stepped through the door last night.
    • As soon as that, the four went off causing havoc around the city, stealing electricity from neon signs, streetlights, power boxes, and more.
    • On your left is the approaching bulk of a station - sitting there majestically, neon signs spinning and lights streaming forth.
    Example sentences
    • Also at Savers, I bought a neon red trucker cap, on which I used a black texta to write ‘Does my brain look big in this?’
    • You might have noticed that there appears to be a bit of variation in the opacity and colour of the neon green perspex used throughout the case.
    • Now I have on a bright neon lime green T-shirt and I'm not a small girl, so you can't miss me.

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