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scroll

Pronunciation: /skrəʊl/

Translation of scroll in Spanish:

noun/nombre

  • 1.1 (of paper, parchment) rollo (masculine); (award) pergamino (masculine) the Dead Sea Scrolls los rollos or manuscritos del Mar Muerto
    Example sentences
    • He held out a papyrus scroll, bound with papyrus reeds.
    • He reached into his shirt and pulled out a long scroll of paper.
    • A few sums scratched on a papyrus scroll would do the trick.
    1.2 [Architecture/Arquitectura] voluta (feminine)
    Example sentences
    • On its back, he shaped shells and cartouches, or fanciful scrolls, which communicated that this chair was not meant to stiffly line the wall but rather to be moved about for impromptu use.
    • The remaining wall is covered with a wallpaper-like series of repeated images in ink, ornamented by scrolls in red and featuring drawings of hanged witches, palmistry and physiognomy studies.
    • Acanthus scrolls of identical composition are also found on several decanters.

intransitive verb/verbo intransitivo

  • to scroll up/down hacer* avanzar/retroceder el texto que aparece en pantalla

transitive verb/verbo transitivo

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