There are 3 translations of spiral in Spanish:

spiral1

Pronunciation: /ˈspaɪrəl; ˈspaɪərəl/

n

  • 1.1 (shape) espiral (f) 1.2 (movement) espiral (f) inflationary spiral espiral (f) inflacionaria
    More example sentences
    • However, I do remember clearly the double spiral (figure-of-eight) shape.
    • Small spiral shaped gills are found, which pick up oxygen from the water.
    • In ever-more-abstracted form and diverse media, these elemental shapes, such as spirals, labyrinths, lozenges, and goddesses, recurred in her work.
    1.3 (of smoke) voluta (f), espiral (f)

Definition of spiral in:

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove ads and access premium resources

Word of the day rigor
m
rigor (US), rigour (GB) …
Cultural fact of the day

Santería is a religious cult, fusing African beliefs and Catholicism, which developed among African Yoruba slaves in Cuba. Followers believe both in a single supreme being and also in orishas, deities who each share an identity with a Christian saint and who combine a force of nature with human characteristics. Rituals involve music, dancing, sacrificial offerings, divination, and going into trances.

There are 3 translations of spiral in Spanish:

spiral2

adj

  • [shape] de espiral, acaracolado; [descent] en espiral spiral staircase escalera (f) de caracol spiral notebook cuaderno (m) de espiral
    More example sentences
    • The way in which the spiral patterns of sunflower seeds and pine cones grow is described by the sequence, and it is common for the number of petals on a flower to be a Fibonacci number.
    • It was like a pink disk, flat, and inch across, a spiral pattern of tiny dots on its surface.
    • Arrange all integers in a hexagonal spiral pattern.
    More example sentences
    • All include a mezzanine level with a wrought-iron spiral stairway leading from a comfortable sitting area to the bedroom above.
    • Quiet, clean and spare, it led, past a short spiral stairway with a gallery, to a darker room.
    • Patsy got up thereafter and redressed, put on her makeup and then went downstairs and found the three-page ransom note at the bottom of the spiral stairway.

Definition of spiral in:

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove ads and access premium resources

Word of the day rigor
m
rigor (US), rigour (GB) …
Cultural fact of the day

Santería is a religious cult, fusing African beliefs and Catholicism, which developed among African Yoruba slaves in Cuba. Followers believe both in a single supreme being and also in orishas, deities who each share an identity with a Christian saint and who combine a force of nature with human characteristics. Rituals involve music, dancing, sacrificial offerings, divination, and going into trances.

There are 3 translations of spiral in Spanish:

spiral3

vi ( (BrE) -ll-)

  • 1.1 (increase) [unemployment] escalar; [prices] dispararse spiraling prices precios (mpl) que se disparan or que suben vertiginosamente
    More example sentences
    • Shortages for low-income Torontonians were once again rampant, rents were spiraling and evictions were increasing.
    • As tensions have spiraled between Pyongyang and the US, Anti-American sentiment has exploded in South Korea.
    • The stress with trying to move house has spiralled out of all control and doesn't look like it's going to reduce in the near future.
    1.2 (move) (+ adv compl) to spiral up/down subir/bajar en espiral the leaf spiraled (down) to the ground la hoja cayó al suelo describiendo una espiral smoke spiraled up from the chimney volutas de humo salían de la chiminea
    More example sentences
    • Jane stared down at the water, the fish spiralling, swimming, moving with the current.
    • A huge blaze at an industrial park in Leeds last night sent plumes of black smoke spiralling nearly 2,000 ft into the air.
    • Faint smoke spiraled off the battery connections as they heated up.

Definition of spiral in:

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove ads and access premium resources

Word of the day rigor
m
rigor (US), rigour (GB) …
Cultural fact of the day

Santería is a religious cult, fusing African beliefs and Catholicism, which developed among African Yoruba slaves in Cuba. Followers believe both in a single supreme being and also in orishas, deities who each share an identity with a Christian saint and who combine a force of nature with human characteristics. Rituals involve music, dancing, sacrificial offerings, divination, and going into trances.