- 1 1.1 countable a string of pearls to cast pearls before swineecharles margaritas a los cerdos(before noun) (necklace/earrings)
de perlasExample sentences1.2 uncountable
also: mother-of-pearlnácar (masculine)
- She had changed from her khaki uniform to a more casual blue slacks, white pullover sweater and blue shoes, pearl earrings and a pearl necklace.
- In fact, the only piece of jewelry that she wore was a pearl necklace, matching pearl earrings, and a gold wedding ring encasing a ruby.
- Her matching pearl earrings and necklace elegantly decorated her.
concha (feminine) nácar (Mexico)
concha (feminine) de perla (Chile)(before noun) (brooch/buttons)
de nácar ( or de madreperla etc)Example sentences1.3 countable (thing of value, beauty) pearls of wisdom
sabias palabras (feminine plural)[ironic]Hawaii, pearl of the Pacific
- Call it what you will - lily white, creamy white, porcelain or pearl - I am still ghostly pale.
- Fashion critics adore her dresses in hand-dyed shades of pearl, frost, teal, grey and chocolate, worn over silk slip dresses.
- Its hues were of white, pearl, and alabaster, and it shone with pristine care and impeccable architecture.
joyitas (feminine plural) [ironic]Example sentences
- Those who attended his classes at the University of California in the mid-1960s were lucky enough to pick up a few pearls of wisdom, and we do have some revealing interviews and articles.
- School children tag along beside us, as we examine architectural jewels, eager to soak up our guide's pearls of wisdom.
- But with his well-documented habit of pausing for 30 seconds or so while considering the question, you do begin to wonder if he revels in cultivating an air of expectancy for his pearls of wisdom.
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