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American English: /ˈθɔrni/
British English: /ˈθɔːni/

Translation of thorny in Spanish:

adjective -nier, -niest

  • Example sentences
    • The white blossom stands out against the black thorny branches.
    • The thorny branches quickly entangled him, biting deeply into his skin.
    • The bark was extremely coarse and the branches were thorny and brittle.
    Example sentences
    • As time moved on, and in the process of looking for answers to difficult questions, the thorny issue of forgiveness cropped up.
    • Remove context and you remove the possibility of people thinking about awkward issues or raising thorny questions.
    • Difficult and thorny issues are resolved by intelligent listening.

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    (especially as a direction) very loud or loudly
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    A portero is a superintendent in an apartment building who looks after it, keeps it clean, delivers mail, and keeps an eye on comings and goings. Porteros often have an apartment in the building as part of their pay. The portero, and particularly the female portera, are part of popular culture. They have a reputation for being inquisitive and fond of gossip.