Translation of sable in Spanish:


Pronunciation: /ˈseɪbəl/

n (plural sables or , sable)

  • 1.1 countable/numerable (animal) marta (feminine) cibelina or cebellina
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    • Tradition had it that the island was rich in game (reindeer, polar bears, sables, marten, fish, and certain monsters - perhaps walrus), and that it abounded in marble, crystals, and so on.
    • Then patrol the shorelines to observe sables and the world's biggest brown bears, and to scout potential nature-reserve sites.
    • He wrote, ‘The principal riches of Kamchatka consist in the great number of wild beasts: among them are foxes, sables, stone foxes, hares, marmots, ermines, weasels, wolves, reindeer, wild and tame, and stone rams.’
    1.2 uncountable/no numerable (fur) marta (feminine) cibelina or cebellina; (before noun/delante del nombre) [coat/fur] de marta sable brush pincel (masculine) de pelo de marta
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    • Larsson should have been adorned in ermine and sable in Andalucia.
    • Even at its zenith in the mid-20th century, mink had few rivals, with only sable and the pelts of big cats bestowing anywhere near the same prestige.
    • He does not wear his silks and sables to accurately represent his status, nor does he dress sumptuously to insidiously advance himself.
    1.3 (in heraldry) sable (masculine); (black) [literary/literario], (negro (m)) azabache (m); (before noun/delante del nombre) [night/hair] azabache (invariable adjective/adjetivo invariable)
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    • Colours are orchestrated in dark tones, such as sable, olive and black accented with flashes of ultramarine.
    • They say he's tall and handsome, and that his hair is as black as sable.
    • Shar-Pei come in just about every colour there is - black, red, red-fawn, fawn, black-pointed cream, sable and blue.

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