Translation of bristle in Spanish:

bristle

cerda, n.

Pronunciation /ˈbrɪsəl//ˈbrɪs(ə)l/

noun

  • 1

    (on animal) cerda feminine
    (on plant) pelo masculine
    this brush is genuine bristle este cepillo es de pura cerda
    • with nylon bristle con cerda de nylon
    • Golden bristles stubbled his cheeks and jaw and his hair needed a quick comb.
    • His lip, covered with short bristles, quavered slightly.
    • He felt the rough bristles of its hide scouring his own furless skin.
    • He strokes his servant's beard, enjoying the feel of soft bristles against the palm of his hand.
    • I haven't shaved for the day, so short bristles of my beard pepper my chin.
    • He followed the contours of my ears and felt the bristles of my beard.
  • 2

    (on human)
    his face was covered in bristle(s) tenía la barba crecida

intransitive verb

  • 1

    (stand up)
    (hair/fur) erizarse
    (fur/hair) ponerse de punta
  • 2

    (bridle)
    erizarse
    he bristleed se erizó
    • to bristle at sth
    • she bristled at his rudeness su grosería la irritó / la enfureció
  • 3

    (have many)
    to bristle with sth
    • the place was bristling with tourists el lugar estaba repleto de turistas
    • a bristling mustache un bigote hirsuto
    • to bristle with difficulties estar erizado de dificultades