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slender

Pronunciation: /ˈslendər; ˈslendə(r)/

Translation of slender in Spanish:

adjective/adjetivo (-derer, -derest)

  • 1.1 [person/figure] delgado, esbelto; [waist/neck] fino, delgado; [pillar/stalk] fino
    Example sentences
    • This feline image was enhanced by her painted nails and thin slender body.
    • Her slender body seemed thinner then before and she had wrinkles on her skin.
    • Her slender body glided gracefully, never once bending the weakened branches.
    Example sentences
    • Sibling growth units in equivalent positions tended to have a more slender stem for N. dombeyi than for N. pumilio.
    • He reaches over and picks up the slender rod he plans to use to simulate a rapier.
    • What gives it panache is the way the flower teeters on its ridiculously long, slender stem.
    1.2 [means/resources] escaso, exiguo; [majority] estrecho; [hope] remoto by a slender margin por un estrecho margen she has only the slenderest chance of winning sus posibilidades de ganar son mínimas
    Example sentences
    • By a slender majority of four to three, the High Court bought the argument.
    • This may seem a somewhat slender basis for distinguishing this type of reference from a mere promise to negotiate.
    • The US House of Congress, which holds a slender Republican majority, will decide which slate of electors to accept.

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