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Pronunciation: /ˈtɑːrnɪʃ; ˈtɑːnɪʃ/

Translation of tarnish in Spanish:

transitive verb/verbo transitivo

  • 1.1 (spoil) [reputation/name] empañar, manchar 1.2 (make dull) [silver] deslustrar, poner* negro; [mirror] desazogar*
    Example sentences
    • It can tarnish silverware and discolor copper and brass utensils.
    • The still waters have lost their clarity, tarnished by the ominous clouds that overhang the harbour.
    • Once upon a time it had been gilded, but now the gilding seemed to be tarnishing and flaking - evidently no one came in here to touch up these days.

intransitive verb/verbo intransitivo

  • 1.1 [silver] deslustrarse, ponerse* negro 1.2 [fame] empañarse, mancharse
    Example sentences
    • But all the gold and the glory will be tarnished if basic rights - including free speech - are lacking.
    • In science, reputation is all and it is easily tarnished.
    • But that also might be a result of canny marketing: no sponsor would wish her to tarnish her image by playing in - and perhaps losing - too many tournaments.


uncountable/no numerable
  • falta (feminine) de lustre or brillo

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