Translation of hallmark in Spanish:


contraste, n.

Pronunciation /ˈhɔlˌmɑrk//ˈhɔːlmɑːk/


  • 1

    (on gold, silver, platinum)
    contraste masculine
    sello (de contraste) masculine
    • He listed the weight of silver, the hallmarks and commented on the quality of the workmanship.
    • Also included is a section titled ‘Who's Who in the House of Faberge,’ giving the workmasters, the companies, and their hallmarks and other stamps.
    • This is to be an appeal against the proposal by Italy for the abandonment of hallmarks on gold and silver throughout the EU.
    • The hall courts also granted permission to establish a factory and inspected the goods produced; approved goods were stamped with a hallmark after payment of a fee.
    • The hallmarks applied to the silver examples enable approximate dates of manufacture to be applied to those made in glass.
  • 2

    (distinguishing characteristic)
    distintivo masculine
    sello masculine
    the hallmark of a gentleman el (sello) distintivo de un caballero
    • the hallmark of quality el distintivo / el sello de calidad
    • it bore all the hallmarks of a crime of passion tenía todas las características de un crimen pasional
    • He was determined to apply himself with the same diligence which was the hallmark of his refereeing.
    • Clear and distinct ideas are the hallmark of Cartesian thought, and Marion turns to the meaning of idea in Descartes.
    • Intellectual consistency is the hallmark of a fine legal mind.
    • Good proportions and substance are the hallmark of a fine St Bernard.
    • I'm constantly hearing it referenced as the hallmark of useful design that masks powerful features.
    • All these influences helped him develop the geometrically regular and spare outlines that became the hallmark of his style.
    • A true coffee lover knows that the hallmark of a truly fine establishment is the free refill.
    • If he can get into his stride from the throw-in at Clones, then Coulter has the capacity to leave his hallmark of solid gold quality firmly etched on the game.
    • After all, a glaring double standard has been a hallmark of our nation's drug policy for decades.
    • For many artists, the pixelated line that is the hallmark of digital drawing programs has become as available a device as unmediated strokes of pen and ink.
    • In the women's double Elise Laverick and Sarah Winckless displayed the mid-course maturity that has been a hallmark of the British women's squad here to take bronze.
    • The writer adapted the production from his own stage play, and each interchange has an authenticity which is the hallmark of a fine ear for dialogue.
    • The Servant has all the hallmarks of good British case studies of ‘normal’ life and the abnormal things we do in it.
    • For all those reasons, uncertainty is the hallmark of the position obtained by somebody acquiring one of these products and, certainly, no countable risk.
    • This blend of practicality and visual/tactile appeal remains the hallmark of the ever-expanding line of Pearce Grip products.
    • In contrast, ‘Parallel Universe’ is a catchy song with the hallmarks of a foot-tapping standard.
    • The whole affair has typified the double standards that are a hallmark of New Labour.
    • Long hours, mysterious forced injections for female workers and unattainable quotas are the hallmark of factories on the Massacre river.
    • Of course, he could be simply practicing the fine ear for accents that is the hallmark of any truly great actor.
    • They may not be the best hurling team around but they have some fine players and the hallmark of their play is honest endeavour.

transitive verb

  • 1

    is it hallmarked? ¿tiene el sello de contraste?
    • The Carriage Office continues to license taxis and hackneys in the city and the Assay Office, which hallmarks genuine silver artifacts, also perpetuates a centuries old tradition.
    • Every link of its silver chain is stamped and hallmarked.
    • For 700 years - let me repeat that for 700 years we have had a system for hallmarking precious metals.
    • In 1637, Goldsmiths of Dublin was given the responsibility of assaying and hallmarking all gold and silverware produced in Ireland.
    • The phone is hallmarked by the Swiss Assay office.