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semblance

Pronunciation: /ˈsembləns/

Translation of semblance in Spanish:

noun/nombre

uncountable/no numerable
  • [formal] semblance of sth apariencia (feminine)de algo they managed to maintain some semblance of order lograron mantener cierta apariencia de orden there isn't even a semblance of a plot in the novel no hay ni asomos de un argumento en la novela, no hay nada que se parezca a un argumento en la novela they put on a semblance of unity se mostraron unidos

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