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veneer
American English: /vəˈnɪr/
British English: /vɪˈnɪə/

Translation of veneer in Spanish:

noun

  • 1.1 uncountable and countable (of wood, gold) a marble veneer
    un revestimiento imitación mármol
    Example sentences
    • Much of today's furniture is made with a thin wood veneer over a core of particleboard, and this material also will rapidly absorb water.
    • Then, make your pencil lines and cut on the back of the panel to avoid splintering the veneer with your circular saw.
    • With a new blade in a utility knife, score the veneer front then back, flush with the stile on all edges; and bend it to complete the cut.
    1.2 uncountable (outer appearance) See examples:veneer of something
    capa (feminine) or barniz (masculine) de algo
    a veneer of sophistication
    un barniz de sofisticación
    Example sentences
    • This story has taken on the image and the veneer of a fable and we are simply following the fable to its logical conclusion.
    • Think about the thin veneer of civilization for a moment, and ask yourself how you would respond to chaos.
    • Then the vocals kick in, stripping the veneer of respectability and reminding anyone who they are listening to.

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    In some Andean countries, particularly Chile, onces is a light meal eaten between five and six p.m., the equivalent of "afternoon tea" in Britain. In Colombia, on the other hand, onces is a light snack eaten between breakfast and lunch. It is also known as mediasnueves.