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transitional

Pronunciation: /trænˈzɪʃnəl; trænˈzɪʃənl; trɑːn-/

Translation of transitional in Spanish:

adjective/adjetivo

  • [stage/period] de transición; [architecture] de transición entre el románico y el gótico
    Example sentences
    • A year into the job and still stuck in what he terms a transitional period, he is hamstrung by the need to offload several players before he can add to the squad.
    • The Government has put up cash for a two-year transitional period which will be overseen by the Forestry Commission.
    • The transitional period, as one regime merges awkwardly into another, has not been without its impact on the players.
    Example sentences
    • The new cathedral incorporated the transitional Gothic facade and the south tower, both survivors of the fire.
    • The Gothic stylistic elements that mark it as a transitional structure can best be seen in the chancel and the ambulatory with its famous stained-glass windows.
    • On top of the hill four sharp spires rise from the Transitional Gothic cathedral.

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