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bold
American English: /boʊld/
British English: /bəʊld/

Translation of bold in Spanish:

adjective -er, -est

  • 1 (daring)
    (person/plan/design)
    Example sentences
    • Andreu, one of the world's leading experts in airport design, has been praised for the exceptional engineering which allows his bold ideas to come to life.
    • To say it is a bold idea is not to say that it's new.
    • His job has been to head a congregation whose assignment is not to generate new and bold ideas, but to preserve the integrity of the tradition of the church.
  • 2 (impudent, forward)
    (smile/advances)
    if I may be so bold as to …
    si me permite el atrevimiento de …
    to make bold with something
    usar algo como si fuera propio
    Example sentences
    • No man's Mercedes is safe; the thieves are so bold they'll make off with your vintage automobile with a forklift.
    • With a shrug, Lenore plopped down on the tiny chair of her table, crossing her legs in a bold manner.
    • I believe that such feelings will not be considered bold presumption but an act of love.
  • 3
    (pattern)
    (red/colors)
    (brushstrokes/handwriting)
    a figure in bold relief
    una figura en un relieve muy marcado
    Example sentences
    • Utzon's interior design was characterised by bold colours and fantastic shapes.
    • There is less intricacy of detail, and the bold lines and strong colours relate them to North Indian folk art.
    • They are like cartoons, with their bold lines, bright colours and flat shapes.

noun

uncountable

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