Translation of ruffle in Spanish:

ruffle

Pronunciation: /ˈrʌfəl/

noun/nombre

  • 1.1 countable/numerable (frill) volante (masculine) or (River Plate area/Río de la Plata) volado (masculine) or (Chile) vuelo (masculine)
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    • The garment is often trimmed with lace, ruffles, bows and ribbons, optionally with spaghetti straps.
    • Scalloped edges, lace and ruffles infuse the clothes with motion and make for an exciting silhouette.
    • He wore pitch-black pants and a black shirt with understated ruffles at the neck and sleeves.
    1.2 (ripple) (no plural/sin plural) the breeze caused a slight ruffle on the smooth waters la brisa agitó or [literary/literario] rizó levemente las aguas tranquilas

transitive verb/verbo transitivo

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Spain had three civil wars known as the guerras carlistas (1833-39, 1860, 1872-76). When Fernando VII died in 1833, he was succeeded not by his brother the Infante Don Carlos de Borbón, but by his daughter Isabel, under the regency of her mother María Cristina. This provoked a mainly northern-Spanish revolt, with local guerrillas pitted against the forces of the central government. The Carlist Wars were also a confrontation between conservative rural Catholic Spain, especially the Basque provinces and Aragón, led by the carlistas, and the progressive liberal urban middle classes allied with the army. Carlos died in 1855, but the carlistas, representing political and religious traditionalism, supported his descendants' claims until reconciliation in 1977 with King Juan Carlos.