In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(laugh/voice) argentino literario
- She laughed her silvery laugh.
- She hummed to herself in a sweet, silvery voice.
- She spoke that one word, which commanded acknowledgement and attention, but still managed to sound silvery and sleek.
- He felt the familiar glow rise once more in his stomach at the sound of the silvery laughter.
- She stopped for a moment, then broke out in silvery, childlike laughter.
- Katherine laughed, her silvery laugh echoing in the silent night.
- I let out a silvery laugh which echoed through the courtyard.
- Sure, she and partner Pete McCracken have a way around melody that's as silvery and clear as cold water.
- Horace Andy takes control of the sound system with his silvery vocals.
- Cult mezzo Magdalena Kozena and silvery soprano Carolyn Sampson sound gorgeous, but are on the cool side as Paris and Cupid respectively.
- In the responsive acoustic of Kendal's United Reformed Church the silvery sound of the massed flute choir could be appreciated to the full.
- I wonder if he laughed the tinkling silvery laugh which was one of the things that had got [him] so disliked by the better element.
- She laughed, a silvery tinkling sound clearer than any bell.
- He was only several feet from his destination when light, silvery laughter rang out behind him.
- He heard a silvery, feminine laugh nearby and turned to see who it was.
- Bonney's silvery clear voice is easy on the ears, and its clarity has not been obtained at the expense of personality.
- She was still struggling to breath through gales of silvery laughter, and her soulful blue eyes were narrowed to tiny slits with mirth.
- She laughed again, a peal of silvery laughter every bit as lovely and wondrous as its owner.
- A long, silvery howl echoed out over the trees, one of grief and heartrending sorrow.
- She giggled, filling his ears with that same surreal silvery laugh.
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- By adding copper to the silver, the mediaeval craftsmen were hardening and lowering the melting point of silver, although it still remained silvery in colour.
- Dressed in a salmon pink dressing gown and rollers in her silvery hair, the old crone was sat in her favourite old rocking chair, surrounded by a group of people.
- They are green and white, and they carry their national symbol, the star and crescent, silvery bright and shiny.
- This results in the leaves taking on a silvery appearance and, more importantly, an extensive dying back of the affected branches and a reduction in fruit production.
- Cesium is a silvery white, shiny metal that is very soft and ductile.
- Despite it being winter, there is plenty of colour, from subtle silvery tones to bright berries and stems.
- She brushed a lock of shoulder-length silvery hair briskly behind her ear as she spoke.
- The oyster coats the sand grain with a silvery shiny layer called nacre.
- There is a thin coating of make-up on her face and her silvery hair is delicately cut.
- He threw his head forward so a wave of silvery hair covered his sorrowful face.
- A beam of silvery light was shining through the old windows, the moss already creeping up and encircling them in emerald tendrils.
- When wet, the basalt changes colour from silvery grey to gleaming black.
- She came through the doors a few moments later, her long silvery hair flowing around her.
- I just look at my computer, at how nice and silvery and shiny it is.
- I'm just trying to compose my face into the right look of condescending congratulation when she heaves on to the deck not one but six beautiful, silvery, shiny mackerel.
- The wings appear very light, silvery gray in flight.
- Behind the door was a modernized kitchen, all shiny and silvery.
- Out of complete darkness, in the middle of the screen and half way from the left edge, a thin silvery bright line appears, extending all the way to the right edge.
- Besides the cut and the silvery hair, he looked the same as before.
- Germanium looks like a metal, with a bright, shiny, silvery luster, but it is brittle and breaks apart rather easily.
- He was a 40-year-old man with silvery hair, small eyes, a small nose, a large mouth and faint wrinkles.
- The one thing they all had in common - aside from the black-tie dress - was a love for the unique artist with the shock of silvery hair.
- His facial appearance was fair, with the placid blue eyes and short silvery hair.
- Her silvery hair was pulled up in a neat bun.
- Once spun, the cocoon takes on a silvery appearance, indicating that it is full of air that seeped out from the slit-like incisions in the root made by the larval hooks.
- The timber cladding on the outside is untreated and has taken on a bleached, silvery colour as it has weathered.
- I squinted in the bright sunshine trying to see the silvery grey bodied fish, known as the ‘grey ghost’ or ‘silver bullet’ of the flats.
- His silvery hair was cut short and it framed his face in loose wisps.
- I made out an elderly lady, propped up, silvery hair rippling across her shoulders.
- Her room was bathed in a silvery light from the moon.
- Her silvery hair is perfectly groomed, her make-up subtly enhancing.
- She had long silvery hair framing her delicate face.
- Her pale silvery hair and violet eyes were pretty, but other than that, she was boring.
- Wearing black trousers and a grey polo shirt, he is still handsome with shoulder-length silvery hair and a twinkle in the eye.
- He has silvery hair, quick, hawk eyes, and a lean, slightly bent frame.
- She glanced around her surroundings to see the thin beautiful woman combing her long silvery hair.
- Its body has a good deal the shape of the pike; but it is protected by scales of a silvery gray colour and so strong that a dagger could not pierce them.
- He was smiling, a good-looking man in his early fifties with silvery hair and dark eyes and a practiced smile.
- She was a wisp of a woman, barely taller than my shoulders, with silvery hair and deep blue eyes.
- Colour of the tubers may be white, silvery, light tan, red, or purple.
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