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purple
American English: /ˈpərpəl/
British English: /ˈpəːp(ə)l/

Translation of purple in Spanish:

adjective

  • 1.1 (bluish)
    (reddish)
    he turned purple with rage
    se puso lívido de ira
    Example sentences
    • Greens and reds are typically caused by oxygen, while purple and blue colours are caused by nitrogen.
    • We pass through pretty forests of birch and pine trees, moss covered rocks and a haze of blue and purple flowers.
    • She went back, and found another skirt, with a blue and purple flower imprint.
    1.2 (overwritten)
    (prose/passage)

noun

uncountable

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