Translation of formal in Spanish:


ceremonioso, adj.

Pronunciation: /ˈfɔrməl//ˈfɔːm(ə)l/


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    • 1.1(stiff, not familiar)

      (manner/person) ceremonioso
      (language/style) formal
      • They are greeted in a traditional and formal manner by the people of Parihaka.
      • In fact, in the context of American journalism, they are seen as using a formal, conservative, and prestigious style.
      • Now he was formal and unreadable, the commander, once more.
      • And if I ever see him in passing, I'll treat him in a strictly formal manner.
      • Don't tell me I'm not formal enough for whatever this is.
      • Here are a few of the letters, interesting to modern readers for their content and the formal style of writing.
      • Even if someone was formal with him, they would have to be familiar with biochemical jargon and terminology, or Edward would act condescendingly to them.
      • Her writing style was more formal than that of her peers.
      • He was more formal, stuck to facts and figures, for the most part, as is his habit, but they're important facts and figures.
      • The major changes were from features of spoken English to those more typical of formal writing, both in surface detail and in more fundamental characteristics.
      • A ponderous and formal man, he succeeded Walpole as first minister in 1742, but old, unwell, and with little taste for leadership, he merely presided for a year until his death.
      • But he was obsessively formal and had about as much liveliness as a salted cod, and Bahzell simply couldn't warm to him as he had to Charrow or Sir Terrian.
      • An austere and formal man, his affection for his wife and seven living children (three died in childbirth and one drowned at the age of 10) was minimal.
      • We were very formal with each other but it got to the stage where I even took my dad round to see her.
      • The techniques, formal vocabulary and imagination that this book highlights leave us eager to learn much more.
      • I am a moderately formal person who works as an art educator, and I am a Virgo.
      • This makes the diction simple and easy to understand with humorous differences between this writing style and other more formal ones.
      • The highlighted words and phrases are ones that will not be used in formal writing and they even contain grammar mistakes.
      • Whoever said that Germans were a formal people?
      • How did a formal woman end up with her for a daughter?
      • You have a definite formal vocabulary that you carry from film to film.
      • In my experience as an architect, a house in which every space is designed for everyday living is far more satisfying than one with unused formal spaces for formal guests who never show up.
      • I had to laugh, he was so formal, but I took the arm he offered.
      • Eventually she achieved an almost purely formal vocabulary using elements drawn from everyday life.
      • They were excessively formal when speaking to each other, they spent no more time than they had to with each other, and even seemed to have staked out territories in and around the palace.
      • The writing is pathetic, but there is simply nothing wrong with its grammar or the formal aspects of its style.
      • This is why communities of practice adopt formal vocabularies, so that ambiguity can be reduced and clarity improved.
      • They're quite formal and arch so they go against my grain.
      • Other corpora, such as the North American News Text Corpus, are bigger, but contain only formal writing and speech.
      • But I don't think so: I think he just thinks it's a more archaic, formal or quaint style of speaking than we use nowadays.
      • Even the closest personal relationships with men were more formal and task-oriented than those with women, and proceeded along hierarchical lines.
      • Such writings were highly formal exercises in style and rhetoric, often delighting in dialectically arguing for and against a particular topic.
      • It was written by her husband, yet its style was rigidly formal, consistently using her surname alone.
      • When I go to a meeting, I have to decide ahead of time what to bring, and I'm never sure about the weather or how formal people will be.
      • The latter is normal Standard English, acceptable either spoken or written, in either informal or formal style.
      • New variants often appear first in casual speech, while older ones remain in more emphatic formal styles.
      • Filipinos generally speak the way they write, in a formal style based on Victorian prose models.
      • Authors Courter and Marquis wrote the book using a fairly friendly and slightly formal style.
      • I haven't had time to look at any other Roosevelt speeches to see if this was a consistent property of his formal style.
      • For all the mystery surrounding him, he had a very formal personality, especially in the presence of his colleagues and superiors.

    • 1.2(regular, symmetrical)

      (garden) de diseño formal
      • The young contemporary artists deal more with the whole image than its parts or else they respond abstractly to the general feeling or to the prints' formal qualities.
      • There are no distinct actors to give it formal content.
      • The rope pieces pursue more resolved compositions and traditional formal concerns.
      • A viewer should expect that a dance will undergo some type of development of its formal components and thematic content.
      • Only recently have we seen large numbers of people come straight into Web design from formal education programs.
      • El Greco began as an icon painter in Crete, and certain formal qualities of Byzantine icons - such as their elongation of the figure - never left his art.
      • These sketches stick in the mind not just because of their content but because of their formal qualities.
      • Richards documents the many changes masks are undergoing, especially in their formal qualities.
      • Now I love formalism, if it reaches sensible results, and if it rests on formal distinctions that make sense.
      • Her idea was to connect formal, structured education with real-world learning opportunities.
      • Since I hadn't received a formal graphic design education, I did not have the rudimentary skills required to develop a mature design style.
      • Either way, the change itself is formal: purely formal change or the formal change of some content.
      • That work has no content beyond its formal execution of idea.
      • Do you make the distinction between a formal hypnotic state and the everyday trance state?
      • Ostensibly, the title designates the thematic qualities of the sonnets, but it also announces their formal qualities as well.
      • It is also vital to debate criteria of formal quality in art alongside conceptual rigor.
      • If the sketch was valued, it was not for its intrinsic formal qualities, but rather because it offered visible evidence of something conceived, but not yet realized.
      • Additionally, the man himself is an inspiration due to his own lack of formal design education.
      • They are offered as commentary on the formal qualities of sculpture, but have been infused with just a little too much personality to mildly serve as object lessons.
      • As a singer, did you have any formal training or did you just begin knowing that you wanted to sing?
      • By age 5, children become interested in formal games with rules or two or more sides, and explicit activities.
      • Have you ever had any formal education in design or new media?
      • Some would say that the caliber of work we do demonstrates a formal education in Graphic Design.
      • Nowadays, however, more Tuareg recognize the importance of formal education.
      • From that initial drawing, a more formal design for the structure evolved.
      • Traditionally, formal education was under the authority of the Ethiopian Coptic Christian Church.
      • Western schooling crowds out other forms of formal education like initiation rituals that were designed to bring an entire age group to the same level rather than to weed out students.
      • I have no real formal music training, like every other punk who gets a keyboard for his bar mitzvah.
      • I would look at him and feel really proud that we were going out, even though it never really felt like a formal boyfriend/girlfriend relationship.
      • His first formal graphic design education was at a vocational school the year before he graduated high school.
      • Increasingly, however, companies are demanding some kind of formal education in interior design, whether it's an evening class programme or a three year degree.
      • But there are difficult questions to be asked as to how one might distinguish innovation from formal novelty.
      • It was copied by Rembrandt, Rubens, and Sandrart, all of whom responded to the painting as an image of the noble virtuoso as well as to its formal distinction.
      • That is why the development of formal education designed for blind people is now facing great constraints.
      • By combining formal knowledge with real world experience and new ideas or perspectives, the construction of new knowledge occurs.
      • The pictorialist landscapes expressed the value of formal qualities that were anathema to establishment photographers.
      • Is there some formal expression of etiquette that is appropriate here?
      • What is most important to Adamu is the nature of the subject, the significance of the stories told in the paintings, not the painting's formal qualities.
      • The large pieces, often 40 inches high, with their simplified color schemes draw more attention to their formal qualities.
      • Both the content and the formal layout of the inscriptions changed.

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    (dinner/reception) formal
    formal dress traje de etiqueta masculine
    • they paid a formal call on the new Ambassador hicieron una visita oficial / de protocolo al nuevo embajador
  • 3

    (official, conventional)
    (letter/meeting/invitation) formal
    (reprimand/request) formal
    he hasn't any formal education no tiene formación académica
  • 4

    (of form)
    (aspect/analysis) formal
    (analysis/aspect) de forma