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outer

Pronunciation: /ˈaʊtər; ˈaʊtə(r)/

Translation of outer in Spanish:

adjective/adjetivo

  • (before noun/delante del nombre) [wall/layer] exterior outer garments prendas (feminine plural) exteriores the outer islands/regions las islas/regiones más alejadas or distantes
    Example sentences
    • She came to a stop outside the outer door to the king's privy chamber, swallowing hard.
    • He also admits he might be running out of countries since his brand of humour touches only ‘a very superficial outer layer’ of each place.
    • Skinflint walkers can walk on by the gatehouse and follow the deep ditch that runs outside the high outer curtain of 14 th-century walls.

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