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American English: /ˈpɛnsəl/
British English: /ˈpɛns(ə)l/
, /ˈpɛnsɪl/

Translation of pencil in Spanish:


  • 1 (for writing, drawing) colored pencils to draw/write in pencil
    dibujar a/escribir con lápiz
    eyebrow/eye pencil
    lápiz de cejas/ojos
    (before noun) pencil drawing
    dibujo (masculine) a lápiz
    Example sentences
    • 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.
  • 2 (of light)
    (of rays) haz (masculine)
    Example sentences
    • 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.

transitive verb (British English) -ll-

  • 1 (write, draw)
    anotar (con lápiz)
    hacer un esbozo de
    Example sentences
    • 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.

Phrasal verbs

pencil in

verb + object + adverb, verb + adverb + object
anotar (provisionalmente)

Definition of pencil in:

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