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trophy

Pronunciation: /ˈtrəʊfi/

Translation of trophy in Spanish:

noun/nombre (plural -phies)

  • 1.1 (prize) trofeo (masculine)
    Example sentences
    • The age groups ranged from four to 20, with a trophy awarded for first prize and certificates for second and third.
    • The fun day was capped off by an awards presentation that provided trophies and prizes to the top three golfers in each of the three flights, along with prizes to the technical victors.
    • Prizes include trophies and cash awards of 50,000 baht for the winning team and 25,000 baht for the runner-up.
    1.2 (from war, hunting) trofeo (masculine)
    Example sentences
    • It's rooted in providing a hunting opportunity, getting trophies for walls and rugs for floors.
    • In one photo, Vasell poses alone holding up the head of his trophy with the hunting rifle leaned against the animal's body.
    • Instead of hunting game for trophies or their products, people are hunting each other.
    Example sentences
    • The Temple of Zeus itself was funded from a military campaign, and its entablature was adorned with Spartan military trophies.
    • In a warrior's hall trophies of war such as shields may also have been hung on the wall.
    • For instance, armour and other trophies were often displayed above sepulchres.

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