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imitative

Pronunciation: /ˈɪməteɪtɪv; ˈɪmɪtətɪv/

Translation of imitative in Spanish:

adjective/adjetivo

  • 1.1 [behavior/style] imitativo to be imitative of sth [formal], imitar algo
    Example sentences
    • Over the centuries the makers of delftware have copied all sorts of decorative styles so that this essentially imitative craft has become a style in itself.
    • Moreover, they are in every respect exemplary - i.e. they are projected as an imitative model for the viewing subject.
    • Each year, for example, imitative Miskitu crowns, scepters, and swords appear as part of a celebratory re-enactment called the kingpulanka.
    1.2 [Linguistics/Lingüística] [word/origin] onomatopéyico
    Example sentences
    • His architecture is a result of his subtle imitative skills rather than originality, solving problems by picking and choosing from existing schools.
    • They are not hackneyed imitative replicas of the original versions.
    • Though uneven and a bit inchoate, it shows an awareness both of the more complex, radical aspects of Debussy and the Strauss of Salome and Elektra, without being slavishly imitative of either.
    Example sentences
    • The number of imitative words in any language is bound to be quite small, and for many such words the sound-meaning relation is by no means direct.
    • The derivation of the word ‘quail’ has been charmingly explored by Francesca Greenoak who points out that it is an imitative name, cognate with ‘quack’.

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The current Spanish Constitution (Constitución Española) was approved in the Cortes Generales in December 1978. It describes Spain as a parliamentary monarchy, gives sovereign power to the people through universal suffrage, recognizes the plurality of religions, and transfers responsibility for defense from the armed forces to the government. The Constitution was generally well received, except in the Basque Country, whose desire for independence it did not satisfy. It is considered to have facilitated the successful transition from dictatorship to democracy.