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American English: /ˈsɪlvər/
British English: /ˈsɪlvə/

Translation of silver in Spanish:


  • 1 uncountable (metal)
    Example sentences
    • Beryllium, calcium, silver and antimony have no appreciable effect on mechanical properties.
    • Unlike gold, silver or other precious metals, copper is primarily an industrial metal sold by copper producers to large manufacturers.
    • He described the ratios between the densities of gold, mercury, lead, silver, bronze, copper, brass, iron, and tin.
  • 2 2.1 uncountable (household items) to clean the silver
    limpiar la platería or la plata
    2.2 uncountable (coins)
    monedas (feminine plural) (de plata, aluminio etc)
    Example sentences
    • I tend to pick out the one pound coins and the silver to buy my lunch the next day so generally it's just the coppers that are left.
    • The manager of the shop arrived to find the lock smashed, and the money, all silver and coppers, all gone.
    • British imports of tea were steadily increasing during the early nineteenth century, and the Chinese would accept only specie, usually silver, in payment.
    2.3 countable (medal)
    medalla (feminine) de plata
    Example sentences
    • Great Britain have won nine gold medals, 10 silvers and six bronze.
    • Todate he has participated in six international events and has won himself a gold medal and three silvers.
    • Between them they won 7 gold medals, 3 silvers and 3 bronze - more than any national team won in track and field at the Games, except America itself.
    Example sentences
    • Part of a hoard of family silver which vanished for more than 100 years was yesterday sold at auction for nearly £8,000.
    • I could have just driven away with the family silver for all she knew.
    • We have been pawning the family silver to pleasure ourselves.


  • 1.1 (made of silver)
    de plata
    1.2 (in color)
    cano [literary]
    de plata [literary]
    1.3 (representing 25 years) (before noun) silver anniversary/jubilee
    el vigésimo quinto aniversario

transitive verb

  • 1.1
    dar(le) un baño de plata a
    1.2 (turn silver-colored) [literary]age had silvered her hair
    los años le habían teñido el pelo de plata [literary]
    Example sentences
    • At nearly 71 the red hair has silvered, but she is far from retired.
    • A handsome man with a large head and a shock of dark hair, slightly silvered, he was about to surprise his audience.
    • The older man looked to be in his early fifties, with dark brown hair beginning to silver at the temples, and dark chestnut eyes.
    Example sentences
    • The idol is silvered with the electrolytic process.
    • Also in the Metropolitan Museum is a silvered and patinated copper jardiniere designed by Reiber for Christofle.
    • Some late 17th century and early 18th century brass and copper pieces of high quality were originally silvered.
    Example sentences
    • Thus, it seems that mirror glass was silvered not only at glassworks but at looking-glass makers' shops as well.
    • A sheet of glass is silvered with a pattern of repeated gestural strokes, making for a shifting lattice of fragmentary reflections and glimpses through the glass.
    • A block of glass is silvered over the upper portion of the face closest to the laser beam.

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