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thickness

Pronunciation: /ˈθɪknəs; ˈθɪknɪs/

Translation of thickness in Spanish:

noun/nombre

  • 1 1.1 u and c (of fabric, wire, lips) grosor (masculine); (of paper, wood, wall) espesor (masculine), grosor (masculine) it comes in two thicknesses viene en dos grosores
    Example sentences
    • The scanner takes more than 90 measurements of the hand in terms of length, width, thickness and surface area in the span of one second.
    • Measuring instructions: Measure the length, width, and thickness of your chair seat.
    • To determine the exact width and thickness of the pieces you'll need, measure the exposed ends of the floorboards.
    1.2 countable/numerable (layer) capa (feminine) wrapped in several thicknesses of newspaper envuelto en varias capas de periódico
    Example sentences
    • The interlining is formed of a number of thicknesses of suitable material.
    • Lay down two or more thicknesses of heavy cardboard or 10 to 20 thicknesses of newspaper.
    • The board should be made of three or more thicknesses of cardboard.
  • 2 uncountable/no numerable 2.1 (of sauce) lo espeso 2.2 (of hair) lo abundante; (of beard) lo poblado; (of fur) lo tupido; (of a wood) lo denso
  • 3 (of accent) lo marcado
    Example sentences
    • Even the tunic which he was wearing had, despite the thickness of the smoke, remained unsullied.
    • The quiet was intense because of the thickness of the fog.
    • The salon was very impressed with the quality of the hair and the thickness, as it is hard to get enough human hair to make a full length wig.

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