Translation of silk in Spanish:

silk

Pronunciation: /sɪlk/

noun/nombre

uncountable/no numerable
  • 1 seda (feminine) raw/artificial/pure silk seda cruda/artificial/natural sewing silk hilo (masculine) de seda (before noun/delante del nombre) silk industry industria (feminine) de la seda silk thread hilo (masculine) de seda purse 1 1 1, smooth 1 1 1
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    • Inspired by the rich tradition of the sub-continent, Karuna has concentrated on pure fabrics like khadi, silks, organza, brocade, tissue, crepe and georgette.
    • The fabrics used - silks, chiffon, georgettes, organza, linen and cotton - remain clearly tailor-made for taking on the spring and summer of 2003.
    • Floral prints in combination with light, natural fibres like chiffon, silk and linen underscore this young and natural look.
  • 2 countable/numerable (in UK) [Law/Derecho] to take silk ser* nombrado Queen's Counsel
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    • There were people being led around by what I imagine were solicitors or junior barristers, the silks moving between courts, of which there appears to be the best part of 100 housed there, courts that is.
    • And your Lordship will, of course, note that the claimant was represented by a silk and junior in this case.
    • After an outstanding career as a silk, your Honour was appointed to the New South Wales Court of Appeal in 2000.
  • 3
    (silks plural)
    [Horse racing] colores (masculine plural) ([ de la cuadra ])
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    • Marketing bosses even registered his bright orange and yellow racing silks with the Jockey Club for the remarkable stunt.
    • Also during the meeting, they approved a regulation with revised language to permit advertising on owner silks, jockey attire, and track saddlecloths.
    • Two English jockeys, in racing silks with whips, compete with each other for the audience's attention in a notional horse race.

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