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American English: /əˈpɪrəns/
British English: /əˈpɪər(ə)ns/

Translation of appearance in Spanish:


  • 1 1.1 uncountable and countable (coming into view) it was her first appearance on the stage
    fue su primera aparición or presentación en las tablas
    fue su debut en las tablas
    cast in order of appearance
    reparto (masculine) en or por orden de aparición
    she made a personal appearance
    apareció en persona
    she made an unexpected appearance at the party
    apareció or se presentó inesperadamente en la fiesta
    to put in an appearance
    hacer acto de presencia
    Example sentences
    • The lack of, and in certain cases, the complete absence of gender equality in our own homes makes its visible appearance in our daily routine.
    • Kat hadn't realized that she had arrived home, and was shocked at her sudden appearance.
    • After the deed is done, the time has arrived for the appearance of the detective.
    1.2 (Law) a court appearance
    una comparecencia ante el tribunal
    to make an appearance in court
    comparecer ante el tribunal
    Example sentences
    • The pair are rarely pictured together and avoid joint appearances at public events.
    • Like it or not, his role requires some public appearances at important events.
    • Television appearances, charity events and photo-shoots have often crowded her schedule.
    1.3 uncountable (of book)
    Example sentences
    • The first stage of the healing process is the appearance of the sickness.
    • As we age, we most often gauge this process by the appearance of fine and deep wrinkles.
    • Such a system appears to have come into existence only after the Mississippian emergence and the appearance of chiefs.
  • 2 uncountable 2.1 (look) she was sickly in appearance
    tenía (un) aspecto enfermizo
    candidates must be of good appearance
    los candidatos deben tener buena presencia
    she gives the appearance of being quite contented
    da la impresión de estar contenta con la vida
    they have all the appearance of a happy family
    tienen todo el aspecto de (ser) una familia feliz
    also: appearances plural
    (outward look)
    apariencias (feminine plural)
    appearances can be deceptive
    no hay que fiarse de las apariencias
    to keep up appearances for the sake of appearances
    para salvar las apariencias
    to all appearances the situation was hopeless
    todo parecía indicar que la situación era desesperada
    Example sentences
    • One claimed residents, some of the most desperate of the homeless on the city streets, have already noticeably improved in appearance and health.
    • Over the last fifteen years the quality of stock cabinets has vastly improved in appearance, detailing and durability.
    • However, up to one in 20 women are left with red, thick or painful scars that can takes years to improve in appearance.

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