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American English: /spaɪs/
British English: /spʌɪs/

Translation of spice in Spanish:


  • 1 countable and uncountable (seasoning) the spices used in Indian cookery
    las especias utilizadas en la cocina india
    spice trade/islands
    comercio (masculine) /islas (feminine plural) de las especias
  • 2 uncountable (zest, interest) to add spice to a story
    hacer un relato más sabroso
    (with sexual connotations) hacer un relato más picante
    variety 1 1
    Example sentences
    • The police officer is an interesting character and adds spice to the investigations.
    • Believe me, the usage of missiles and countermeasures adds a lot of spice to the game.
    • There are some variants that we have found add more spice / interest.

transitive verb

  • 1 (Cooking) (often passive) I don't like highly spiced food
    (seasoned) no me gusta la comida demasiado condimentada
    (hot, peppery) no me gusta la comida picante
    Example sentences
    • Many are spiced, or flavoured with lemon zest, and further embellished with nuts and dried or candied fruit.
    • However, the curry was rich and flavourful, pungently spiced, with the medium heat level towards the upper reaches of my spice tolerance.
    • I recommend spiced apricot sauce to serve with chicken.
  • 2 (add excitement to)
    darle sabor a
    to spice up a story
    darle más sabor a un relato
    (with sexual connotations) hacer un relato más picante
    Example sentences
    • While Jack uses the sale to clear end of line stock etc, there are always a lot of interesting items from regular stock to spice up the event.
    • This particular tabloid saw fit to urge readers to spice up their Sunday by studying something other than football and racing form; naked exploitation in the most explicit manner.
    • Sexy jazz vocals spice up transitions from one fantasy to the next tryst, and sometimes the characters mouth the words, fantasizing that they're singers, to great effect.
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