Translation of wiry in Spanish:

wiry

Pronunciation: /ˈwaɪri; ˈwaɪəri/

adj (wirier, wiriest)

  • 1.1 [person] enjuto y nervudo
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    • I turned around to face him, doing everything I could not to gawk at his lean, wiry figure.
    • A thin wiry man was sitting at the counter, downing a bottle of beer.
    • He was a small, spare, wiry man, highly intelligent, with unusual gifts of persuasion and leadership.
    1.2 [hair] áspero, hirsuto
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    • He had long, wiry black hair, and a bristly goatee-beard-mustache combination around his lower face.
    • She settled into her bedroll and ran a slender hand through the mass of wiry black hair atop her head, pulling it back into a ponytail.
    • His dark eyes sparkled with life and amusement from the mass of black wiry hair that covered his face.

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Most first names in Spanish-speaking countries are those of saints. A person's santo, (also known as onomástico in Latin America and onomástica in Spain) is the saint's day of the saint that they are named for. Children were once usually named for the saint whose day they were born on, but this is less common now.