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verso

Pronunciation: /ˈvɜːrsəʊ; ˈvɜːsəʊ/

Translation of verso in Spanish:

noun/nombre (plural versos)

  • [formal] (of page) dorso (masculine), verso (masculine) [technical/técnico]; (of coin, medal) reverso (masculine)
    Example sentences
    • Happily, the verso of the title page tells us why: it's printed in 11.75 point on 15.5 point Minion, with 33 lines to the page in Royal Octavo size.
    • On the folded third sheet, there are speeches written on the first and third sides only, their versos being blank.
    • He kept old bills and shopping lists, then copied out his sermons on the verso sides and stitched them into handmade notebooks.
    Example sentences
    • There is a drawing of a standing female nude on the verso.
    • Yet the explanation could be far more prosaic - that John's image (unlike those of Mark and Luke at least) had a blank verso.
    • The image on the verso, divided into three registers, unfolds from bottom to top and from left to right.

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