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Translation of ribete in English:

sustantivo masculino

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    also: ribetes masculino plural
    (visos, asomos) una historia con ribetes policíacos
    a story with elements of the detective novel
    un asunto con ribetes de escándalo
    an affair with a hint of scandal o which threatened to become a scandal
    descendía de una familia hacendada con ribetes aristocráticos
    she descended from a landowning family with aristocratic connections
Example sentences
  • La delincuencia va alcanzado ribetes poco antes conocidos.
  • En tanto el conflicto en el distrito ya tiene ribetes de guerra.
  • Pero el cocktail, ayer, alcanzó ribetes explosivos.

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