There are 2 translations of pencil in Spanish:

pencil1

Pronunciation: /ˈpensəl/

n

  • 1.1 (for writing, drawing) lápiz (m) colored pencils lápices de colores to draw/write in pencil dibujar a/escribir* con lápiz eyebrow/eye pencil lápiz de cejas/ojos (before n) pencil drawing dibujo (m) a lápiz pencil skirt falda (f) (de) tubo, pollera (f) justa (RPl)
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    • He received some money from a federal welfare program and tried selling pencils.
    • Hardware and software is still more expensive than paper and pencils.
    • He would give me some paper and a pencil and I would imitate him, making marks on paper.
    1.2 (of light) rayo (m); (of rays) haz (m)
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    • The thin line of his pencil transcribes the desert light and, for the first time in this exhibition, a unique and unmistakable vision appears.
    • These conservative pencils of light also displayed the biological diversity of the ship's crew.
    • Peepholes at strategic points along its length admitted pencils of light.

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Word of the day mandado
adj
es muy mandado = he's a real opportunist …
Cultural fact of the day

The RAE (Real Academia de la Lengua Española) is a body established in the eighteenth century to record and preserve the Spanish language. It is made up of académicos, who are normally well-known literary figures and/or academic experts on the Spanish language. The RAE publishes the Diccionario de la Real Academia Española, which is regarded as an authority on correct Spanish. Affiliated academies exist in Latin American countries.

There are 2 translations of pencil in Spanish:

pencil2

vt ( (BrE) -ll-)

  • 1.1 (write, draw) [notes/calculations] anotar (con lápiz); [outline] hacer* un esbozo de
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    • As I write this he's pencilled it onto the canvas and judging by the noises he was making in the background as I spoke to him, he has just begun to paint.
    • Turns out that my name has been pencilled against this project for some weeks now - which is partly why no other work has been coming my way.
    • Visions of him are off limits in your daydreams, his name is never again to be penciled in your notebook, and his school picture must promptly be removed from the inside of your locker.
    1.2 (with cosmetic) [eyebrows] perfilar, dibujar

Phrasal verbs

pencil in

v + o + adv, v + adv + o
[appointment/date] apuntar, anotar (provisionalmente)

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Word of the day mandado
adj
es muy mandado = he's a real opportunist …
Cultural fact of the day

The RAE (Real Academia de la Lengua Española) is a body established in the eighteenth century to record and preserve the Spanish language. It is made up of académicos, who are normally well-known literary figures and/or academic experts on the Spanish language. The RAE publishes the Diccionario de la Real Academia Española, which is regarded as an authority on correct Spanish. Affiliated academies exist in Latin American countries.