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American English: /ˈrɪbəld/
, /ˈraɪˌbɔld/
British English: /ˈrɪb(ə)ld/
, /ˈrʌɪbɔːld/

Translation of ribald in Spanish:


  • (comments/humor)
    Example sentences
    • Stories rich in erotic or scatological suggestion can elicit ribald laughter as well.
    • When is a bawdy, ribald tale of a wanton wench and her very naughty sexual adventures as boring as a trip to the Field Museum to watch dinosaur bones fossilize?
    • Not so much among the Catholic faithful and people favorably disposed to the Church, but among the general public the positions and pronouncements of bishops will for years to come be met with ribald comments about clerics and little boys.

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