In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(sound/shape) poco definido(shape/sound) indistinto(speech) poco claroher voice was very indistinct — apenas se la oía
- my recollection of the event is rather indistinct — tengo un recuerdo vago / poco preciso de lo que ocurrió
- The letters on fakes are sometimes indistinct or unevenly spaced.
- The figures are too indistinct to seem threatening, yet their continued presence is, all the same, unnerving.
- Much of the time, leading edge scientific research is indistinct and hazy.
- Life here is shrinking, the horizons drawing in, and the backdrop to our small world seems to be fading and becoming indistinct.
- How vague and indistinct and undefined the ideas of most men are upon the subject!
- It was all a bit indistinct, but I could make out definite phrases.
- We have this misty, murky indistinct reason for being there.
- First we see a blur on a snowy landscape, followed by an indistinct grey shadow hovering beyond the window of the child's bedroom.
- But it was an indistinct blur of grey through the doorway of the Archives building.
- But he hoped that as he writes more, his voice will become more indistinct.
- To my left, as I came up higher, I began to see the sea, and had a clear view of Newhaven, though the horizon was more or less indistinct.
- It was not the usual indistinct crackle of a far-off transmission, but a crystal-clear whistle as if someone was on her boat.
- The field in front of her swam and became fuzzy and indistinct.
- There was little to admire in the opening exchanges, the game was a shapeless mass, undefined and indistinct.
- The path from here is very indistinct, and non-existent in places, so great care should be taken after leaving the track.
- From this point to the summit the path is indistinct in places.
- Turn right here and follow the very indistinct path through heather keeping the boggy babbling brook immediately to your right.
- The wave-like shapes of the far hills were already indistinct.
- By night, strange, murky, shady, characters emerge from the indistinct, nebulous corners.
- Looking at his performances in the past 15 years or so, several seem vague and indistinct.
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