Translation of patina in Spanish:

patina

Pronunciation: /pəˈtiːnə; ˈpætɪnə/

noun/nombre

  • 1.1 (on metal) pátina (feminine)
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    • Most of the scratchy lines and squiggles visible here are the green patina of oxidized bronze, not a part of the original coin as cast.
    • Four of the heads wear masks of applied gold-leaf, and it gleams strangely over the green patina of the ancient bronze.
    • A bright copper skin will gradually oxidize to a green patina that will blend into surrounding nature.
    1.2 [formal] [literary/literario] (of age) pátina (feminine) [literary/literario]
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    • ‘The whole idea of having glitzy costumes with a patina of the old Las Vegas showgirl style really interested me,’ he says.
    • The stone house, which has the patina of a much older place, like a Roman ruin, opens into a courtyard where students paint.
    • The shape of things as you change your viewing angle now carries the patina of meaning.

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