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American English: /plæd/
British English: /plad/

Translation of plaid in Spanish:


  • 1.1 uncountable (pattern)
    cuadros (masculine plural) escoceses
    tela (feminine) escocesa
    (before noun) (skirt/trousers/scarf)
    Example sentences
    • Highlights of its mix-and-match range include knitwear in cable, Fair Isle and jersey, leather pieces in oak and black, and fabrics such as wool plaid, bouclé and herringbone.
    • Men's classic suiting is coming out in patterns such as houndstooth, herringbone, glen plaid, tartan, pinstripes and Donegal tweed.
    • The familiar wool plaid jackets kept these men warm in early morning before the rays of the sun penetrated the canopy to reach the forest floor.
    1.2 countable (garment)
    (banda que se lleva sobre el hombro en el traje escocés tradicional)
    Example sentences
    • Hard to miss, especially as they turned out in full dress uniform with plaids and feather bonnets on what turned out to be a warm day.
    • The plaid is a length of tartan cloth draped over the shoulder and does not properly refer to the pattern, which is the tartan.
    • His genre paintings, after he came to London, are not strongly Scottish in their detail (as a Lowlander he was unhappy that the kilt and plaid were being treated as national costume).

Cultural Note: Plaid Cymru - The Party of Wales

Partido galés fundado en 1925 para hacer campaña a favor de la autonomía política, la recuperación de la lengua galesa Welsh y la protección de la cultura de Gales. En las últimas décadas se ha convertido en partido de estampa más bien izquierdista y ecologista cuyo objetivo fundamental es conseguir para Gales "el pleno estatus nacional" dentro de la Unión Europea. Desde 1999 es el principal partido de la oposición en la Asamblea Nacional de Gales.

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