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silver

Pronunciation: /ˈsɪlvər; ˈsɪlvə(r)/

Translation of silver in Spanish:

noun/nombre

  • 1 uncountable/no numerable (metal) plata (feminine)
    Example sentences
    • Beryllium, calcium, silver and antimony have no appreciable effect on mechanical properties.
    • Unlike gold, silver or other precious metals, copper is primarily an industrial metal sold by copper producers to large manufacturers.
    • He described the ratios between the densities of gold, mercury, lead, silver, bronze, copper, brass, iron, and tin.
  • 2 2.1 uncountable/no numerable (household items) platería (feminine), plata (feminine) to clean the silver limpiar la platería or la plata 2.2 uncountable/no numerable (coins) monedas (feminine plural) ([ de plata, aluminio etc ])
    Example sentences
    • I tend to pick out the one pound coins and the silver to buy my lunch the next day so generally it's just the coppers that are left.
    • The manager of the shop arrived to find the lock smashed, and the money, all silver and coppers, all gone.
    • British imports of tea were steadily increasing during the early nineteenth century, and the Chinese would accept only specie, usually silver, in payment.
    2.3 countable/numerable (medal) medalla (feminine) de plata
    Example sentences
    • Great Britain have won nine gold medals, 10 silvers and six bronze.
    • Todate he has participated in six international events and has won himself a gold medal and three silvers.
    • Between them they won 7 gold medals, 3 silvers and 3 bronze - more than any national team won in track and field at the Games, except America itself.
    Example sentences
    • Part of a hoard of family silver which vanished for more than 100 years was yesterday sold at auction for nearly £8,000.
    • I could have just driven away with the family silver for all she knew.
    • We have been pawning the family silver to pleasure ourselves.
  • 3 uncountable/no numerable (color) (color (masculine)) plata (masculine)
    Example sentences
    • They are all normal colours, silver, or white, and never-ever purple.
    • A gleaming and glittering twist on gray, silver is the complementary colour of gold.
    • Unlike the stuffed one I saw originally, which had yellowed with age, the Nile Perch is silver in colour with a blue tinge.

adjective/adjetivo

  • 1.1 (made of silver) [bracelet/tray/knife] de plata 1.2 (in color) plateado; [hair] canoso, cano [literary/literario], de plata [literary/literario] 1.3 (representing 25 years) (before noun/delante del nombre) silver anniversary/jubilee el vigésimo quinto aniversario

transitive verb/verbo transitivo

  • 1.1 [metal] dar*(le) un baño de plata a, platear; [mirror] azogar* 1.2 (turn silver-colored) [literary/literario] age had silvered her hair los años le habían teñido el pelo de plata [literary/literario]

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