Translation of triangle in Spanish:

triangle

Pronunciation: /ˈtraɪæŋgəl/

n

  • 1.1 [Mathematics/Matemáticas] triángulo (masculine) equilateral/right-angled triangle triángulo equilátero/rectángulo 1.2 (set square) escuadra (f), cartabón (m) (Spain/España)
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    • Use a triangle to lay out the outline of the label, a vertical center line, and horizontal guidelines for the height of the lettering.
    • Use a triangle to line those up and see that they're at right angles, then draw across them using the grid ruler.
    1.3 (relationship) triángulo (masculine) amoroso the eternal triangle el eterno triángulo
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    • In a triangle, the three relationships are interdependent; they are not three separate person-to-person dyads.
    • The third person in the triangle is receiving affection and intimacy that rightfully belongs to the spouse.
    • And nothing is quite so potent an activator of consciousness as a relationship triangle.
    1.4 [Music/Música] triángulo (masculine)
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    • We were given drums, triangles, maracas and tambourines to experiment with.
    • As she lay trembling slightly for a long moment, not daring to breathe, she became aware of a faint humming, like the sound that a triangle makes after you strike it.
    • It was the first time I ever heard a recorded triangle that didn't sound false.

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