Translation of dimple in Spanish:


hoyuelo, n.

Pronunciation /ˈdɪmp(ə)l//ˈdɪmpəl/


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    (in cheeks, chin)
    hoyuelo masculine
    • Her smile cut deep dimples into each cheek and revealed pretty white teeth.
    • The little girl had a pudgy little face and dimples on her cheeks whenever she smiled.
    • The guy speaking was very normal looking - fairly attractive, slim, dark hair, dark eyes - thin face but high cheek bones and dimples saved it from looking too ascetic.
    • She was quite tall, with long, blonde, braided hair, dimples in her cheeks and a dazzling smile.
    • The shape of your body, the adorable dimples on your cheeks, the amazing texture of your hair - those are yours to keep.
    • The smile stretched pink generous lips and produced a dimple on his left cheek.
    • This month I have memorized the curve of your smile, the dimples in your cheeks and forehead, the point at which the curls at the back of your head meet your neck.
    • Her eyes were a deep violet-blue colour, and she had little freckles dusted across the bridge of her nose and cheeks, which had the cutest dimples when she smiled.
    • ‘Hi,’ she said pleasantly, smiling at him with two dimples on her cheeks.
    • A smile blossomed across her face, charming dimples showing in her cheeks.
    • ‘Because we have the whole house to ourselves,’ I kissed his cheek and felt the dimples from his smile.
    • Ryan glanced at me and smiled, the dimple in his cheek visible.
    • When he laughed, revealing a beautiful white smile and a dimple on his left cheek, Nora positively melted.
    • She has a pretty face with full lips and a dimple in her right cheek.
    • Instinctively, he smiled, revealing a dimple in his left cheek.
    • He wasn't smiling, but the dimple in his cheek gave him that impression.
    • A slight smile crinkled a partial dimple into his cheek.
    • A knowing smile brought out the dimples in Lance's cheeks, reminding him of Tara and making him wonder how two people could be so different.
    • But when a smile does light her face, her eyes shine and dimples appear in her cheeks
    • She studied his lips and nose, his dimples as he smile softly.
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    (small hollow)
    hoyito masculine
    • In some cases the dimples disappeared when we provided different chairs but in others they remained.
    • Standing against the front wall of the house, under the eaves and hard up against a projection to avoid the worst of the wind, I watched the surface of the water dimple, just a little at first, and then more and more.
    • With floured fingertips, make dimples in the surface of each disc.
    • And I'm sure the balls feature spangly new composite core technology, with advanced dimple patterns for extra feel and distance.
    • They're worried about the dimples - these are the indentations - not the perforations of the ballots.
    • A rubber chemist is responsible for designing the core, polymer chemists come up with the precise cover material, and high-tech software is often used to optimize the dimple pattern.
    • He said there are many reasons that a ballot could have dimples or indentations that have nothing to do with voter intent.
    • The central fracture surface consists of numerous cup-like depressions generally called dimples.
    • I suspect that the dimples near the outer radius might be different in size and depth from those near the inner radius because of the difference in surface speed.
    • This will involve the dimple pattern - which would be simpler - and a cover that makes it harder to create spin.
    • What he has found is that the spiders row across the water's surface by using the dimples their legs make in it.
    • These will just be little dents or dimples on the base left by contact with the ejector.
    • And believe it or not, the same dimple pattern on balls of different constructions will result in very different flights.
    • Instead, the insects press down on the water's surface, creating little dimples around their feet.
    • The dimples on its surface can double or triple the distance the ball travels.
    • The 336 dimples in the surface of the outside cover of a golf ball impart a backspin that permits the ball to stay airborne twice as long as a smooth ball hit with the same force.
    • And so they just said, well let's look at indentations, what they call dimples, and other marks on the ballot.
    • A fine dimple network was observed in the fracture surfaces of composites with higher strains.
    • A slight dimple appeared on the calm surface of Lake Tahoma.
    • The roughened surface created by the dimples causes a layer of air that takes the shape of an airfoil (think of an airplane wing).

transitive verb


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    (water) rizar
    a smile dimpled his cheeks al sonreír se le dibujaron hoyuelos en las mejillas literary
    • You know, let them - give them some more latitude than you'd give these people who are scrawling on the ballots or dimpling it or whatever.
    • If you miss the stud, pull out the nail or screw and dimple the hole so as to be able to mud and tape over it properly.
    • Grab your sharp center punch, and dimple the exact center of the screw marks.
    • To add interest to the surface and before fitting it over the plywood, we dimpled the copper (from the underside) using a hammer and nailset.
    • Near a remote salina, a brackish water hole, the tracks of ocelots and lesser anteaters dimpled the shoreline.
    • It was primly addressed to ‘Miss Ashton’, but the red sealing wax was dimpled with a casual thumb-print rather than an official crest.
    • These types dimple the imagination, as they are anomalies who venture into our zone only to exert force.
    • You can see each little foot pushing into the surface, dimpling but not breaking it.
    • I approached it again, this time dimpling the water with a stick, and the strider burst into a long run of skips like a skimming stone.
    • I too go in there, but so many skipjacks are dimpling the surface I return to the deep outside, believing the fish will be out, cruising.
    • Its unforgiving tip dimples the skin of his chest.
    • Just slam the door, press the auto-lock button, neatly dimpling the door handle, and walk away.
    • We don't really care who first dimpled a golf ball.
    • I closed my eyes and swallowed hard, then flinched wildly when a finger pressed against my cheek, the claw dimpling my skin.
    • Stars were littered carelessly throughout, some bright, large and bold while others merely dimpled the blue with tiny dots of light.
    • The knives pricked my skin and I woke with my cat asleep against me, embracing me, her claws dimpling my skin.
    • The bottom is gray, sandy, silt actually dragged out from the land and ground up by the ice, its surface dimpled by countless millions of clams, all but their siphons buried.
    • A bead of redness appeared where the tip had dimpled the skin, grew, then trickled downwards.

intransitive verb

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    her cheeks dimple when she smiles se le hacen hoyuelos en las mejillas cuando sonríe