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scroll
American English: /skroʊl/
British English: /skrəʊl/

Translation of scroll in Spanish:

noun

  • 1.1 (of paper, parchment) 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)
    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

  • to scroll up/down
    hacer avanzar/retroceder el texto que aparece en pantalla
    Example sentences
    • He scrolled through all the names in his card file and eventually assembled a staff of ‘personal friends and business brothers’ to support his efforts at gathering additional resources.
    • In short, the proprietary targeted ad platform cannot be deleted, clicked-through or scrolled away, according to company officials.
    • Julian scrolled down to the bottom in bewilderment and read the last sentence.

transitive verb

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