Translation of gargoyle in Spanish:


gárgola, n.

Pronunciation /ˈɡɑːɡɔɪl//ˈɡɑrˌɡɔɪl/


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    gárgola feminine
    • Lucy thought it very ironic that gargoyles were supposed to be ugly to serve their purpose, but whenever she saw one she considered it adorable.
    • They are irrigated by surface water poured from gargoyles, a torrent that in winter becomes magically frozen.
    • For them, skulls, gargoyles, devils, and gothic knickknacks are part of the decoration.
    • A towering castle of mud has screaming faces and gargoyles sculpted into its crenellated turrets.
    • In my case I have a small gargoyle figurine that I purchased from the Chicago Institute of Architecture.
    • Partially destroyed statues of giant gargoyles were scattered around the wrecked houses.
    • The worst of the attack seemed to be over, but there was a clear sign that the gargoyles had not yet finished.
    • A balustrade emphasized by gargoyles encircled each of the three steps.
    • The synagogue is renowned for its bright white exterior and lion-headed gargoyles, which are unusual because animal forms are rarely used in Jewish art.
    • On a Gothic building it was natural to provide gargoyles at cornice level.
    • It was a tall, grand old building of stone and steel, with ornate windows and gargoyles leering down at her from the ramparts.
    • What could go better with a medieval unit than gargoyles?
    • Squat and few in number to begin with, by the thirteenth century gargoyles became more numerous and had developed the projecting form characteristic of gothic cathedrals.
    • The ancient Greeks adorned important buildings with gargoyles to throw water away from the foundations.
    • The building had marvelously designed statues of gargoyles, angels and some other demon looking like creatures.
    • These descend to gargoyles which drain onto chains down the column face to gullies at the bottom.
    • They all seemed to blend modern and ancient architecture, with ornaments ranging from statues of Chinese dragons to Gothic gargoyles.
    • The advertisement, featuring gargoyles superimposed on top of York Minster, was due to be shown on Yorkshire and Tyne Tees tonight and will be aired throughout the week.
    • It's jutting out from the corner of the roof, so it could conceivably be a gargoyle proper or a grotesque.
    • It was said of the stonemasons who made those never-to-be-seen gargoyles that they carved for the eye of God.