There are 2 translations of ruffle in Spanish:

ruffle1

Pronunciation: /ˈrʌfəl/

n

  • 1.1 c (frill) volante (m) or (RPl) volado (m) or (Chi) vuelo (m)
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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 pl) the breeze caused a slight ruffle on the smooth waters la brisa agitó or [literario/literary] rizó levemente las aguas tranquilas

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Word of the day mandado
adj
es muy mandado = he's a real opportunist …
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The RAE (Real Academia de la Lengua Española) is a body established in the eighteenth century to record and preserve the Spanish language. It is made up of académicos, who are normally well-known literary figures and/or academic experts on the Spanish language. The RAE publishes the Diccionario de la Real Academia Española, which is regarded as an authority on correct Spanish. Affiliated academies exist in Latin American countries.

There are 2 translations of ruffle in Spanish:

ruffle2

vt

  • 1.1 (disturb, mess) [hair] alborotar, despeinar; [feathers] erizar*; [clothes] arrugar*; [water] agitar, rizar* [literario/literary]
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    • He grinned contentedly as he ruffled my already tangled hair.
    • In the end, Lady Eleanor settled for a tender, parting kiss on each boy's forehead, affectionately ruffling his hair as she did so.
    • There was a static snap as the television turned on and Reid walked back, ruffling my hair affectionately as he swept past me and into the next room.
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    • As when a breeze ruffles the surface of a reflecting pool, ripples ran rapidly across her vision, momentarily distorting the figures.
    • A strong breeze ruffles the surface of the lake.
    • A light onshore breeze ruffled the surface of the bay, a few feet away I watched a turkey buzzard or vulture fly by.
    1.2 (irritate, upset) [person] alterar, contrariar to ruffle sb's pride herir* el orgullo de algn
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    • I was ruffled and quickly reacted by sending up the windows.
    • I was briefly ruffled, because few things are held as closely and protectively as one's musical preferences.
    • Yet she has never allowed petty jealousies to ruffle her.

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Word of the day mandado
adj
es muy mandado = he's a real opportunist …
Cultural fact of the day

The RAE (Real Academia de la Lengua Española) is a body established in the eighteenth century to record and preserve the Spanish language. It is made up of académicos, who are normally well-known literary figures and/or academic experts on the Spanish language. The RAE publishes the Diccionario de la Real Academia Española, which is regarded as an authority on correct Spanish. Affiliated academies exist in Latin American countries.