Translation of skein in Spanish:

skein

Pronunciation: /skeɪn/

n

  • 1 (of yarn) madeja (f)
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    • I drove to the beautiful Fisher Building in Detroit and then I counted skeins and skeins of yarn for the inventory at City Knits.
    • Embellished with cascades of semi-precious stones, crystal beads, dabka, and vivid skeins of fine silk thread, the focus here is on detailing and embroidery.
    • I left the store with a few new skeins of yarn and an entire set of round looms.
  • 2 (of geese) bandada (f)
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    • Skies were clear over South Sligo and East Mayo as skeins of wild geese winged their way towards the west coast.
    • The blue train sped with the precision of a skein of geese in flight.
    • Overhead skeins of geese and small flights of duck were moving south for the winter.

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