Translation of ribbon in Spanish:
- 1.1 (strip of fabric)Example sentences1.2 (as insignia, award)
- Her first effort involved a pair of handkerchiefs, a length of pink ribbon and a thread to stitch them together - made simply to free herself from the grip of the corset.
- Selfridges is promising a wrapping service using vintage and recycled ribbons, bows and fabrics.
- Baubles can be painted, stencilled, sprayed, wrapped or decorated with fabric, ribbons, glitter, pearls and beads.
Example sentences1.3 (of typewriter, printer etc)
- Winners will be awarded medals and ribbons with the Special Olympics South Africa logo.
- What is the significance of the ribbons, insignia and medals?
- It is an overwhelming, overflowing kaleidoscope of color, faces, tanned bodies, trophies, medals and ribbons.
Example sentences1.4 (narrow strip) [literary]
- In our amateur classes, we were actually in the ribbons, having our names announced for the first time!
- For example, they are used to provide the black color in inks, pigments, rubber tires, stove polish, typewriter ribbons, and phonograph records.
- In 1888, the typewriter ribbon was patented by Jacob L. Wortman.
- Final reports were prepared on manual typewriters with two-color ribbons so that totals appeared in red.
also: ribbons plural(shreds)her jacket hung in ribbonsjirones (masculine plural)tenía la chaqueta hecha jirones
- Using a mandoline or a very sharp knife, finely slice carrots lengthways into ribbons.
- An orange ribbon of flame is charring its way across more than 20,000 acres near Los Angeles.
- The A888 is a narrow ribbon of tarmac that curls and loops around the inlets and headlands of the Hebridean island of Barra.
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