Translation of mantle in Spanish:


manto, n.

Pronunciation /ˈmant(ə)l//ˈmæn(t)l/


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    • 1.1archaic (cloak)

      manto masculine
      • It had a more classic style than Brigg's own coat, and it even sported a mantle over the shoulders.
      • A mantle billowed up from the cloak and settled about her shoulders, holding the medallion in place.
      • Her eyes were everywhere: on my gown, my mantle, our horses, and most of all, I thought, resting on the face of Gyric, with its linen wrap over the eyes.
      • Her back was turned to me, so I could only see her short crop of black hair and the red mantle she wore.
      • Tamora drew her cloak about her, appreciating the warm mantle with its fur lining, whilst the air chapped her lips and pinched her nose and cheeks.
      • She came to the conclusion that Bridget and Sibyl Nevile were just children and pulled her mantle over her wet shoulders in a pout.
      • Mary stands within a rayed mandorla, dressed in a mantle fastened by cords, over a gown.
      • The stress in the whole collection falls on the classical mantles, and suits with waist-length coats have been combined with A-like silhouettes.
      • She clapped her little white hands for her attending eunuch, and let the flabby monster wrap her in her mantle.
      • The lower part of her mantle cascades in regular folds, but the hem represents a noticeable display of wind blown drapery.
      • In the painting Mark stands in a pulpit, preaching to a group of oriental women swathed in white mantles.
      • She was dressed richly, both her gown and mantle a rich scarlet velvet, trimmed in beautiful white fox fur.
      • His long-nailed, perfectly manicured white hands clutched at her, dragging the mantle off her face.

    • 1.2literary (covering)

      manto masculine literary
      a mantle of fog/darkness/snow un manto de niebla/de oscuridad/de nieve literary
      • Wrapped in fleecelike mantles of bacteria, the worms live in papery tubes, which they burrow into the sides of deep-sea geysers.
      • The highest mountains were cloaked in mantles of snow and ice with glaciers perched in the hanging valleys as though suspended by some invisible thread from the summits.
      • There is enough filtered moonlight to reveal the tip of a glacier hanging like a tongue out of the mantle of clouds.
      • Thirty miles away, the lofty peaks appeared sugar coated under their mantle of winter snow.
      • It had snowed for the last few days, and the woods were buried in a perfect untouched mantle of thick fresh snow.
      • And in the distance suddenly emerging from its mantle of clouds, the impressive sight of a snow-capped Mount Rainier.
      • Geologists have been intrigued that such massive failures could take place in a rocky terrain with a thin mantle of soil in otherwise stable landforms.
      • Much of the island is a mantle of ice more than half a mile thick.
      • She could see nothing for miles but more stony peaks glittering in their mantles of silver and white.

    • 1.3(of role)

      the mantle of responsibility passed on to Hugh Hugh asumió la responsabilidad
      • nobody has yet assumed his mantle nadie ha ocupado aún su lugar
      • the mantle of office weighed heavily upon her shoulders la responsabilidad del poder la abrumaba

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    (on gas lamp)
    camisa feminine
    mantilla feminine
    • Since gas mantles made with thorium are radioactive, their use has been phased out.
    • The incandescent gas mantle, developed by the German von Welsbach in 1885, greatly increased illuminating power and for a time helped fight off competition from electric lighting.
    • Even so, it took another 20 years or so before electric lights had largely replaced gas mantles in American homes.
    • The rare earths once had a valuable function in gas mantles and lighter flints.
    • There was no electric in the house only gas, so the house had a gas mantle in each room and a small fire place.
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    manto masculine
    sima feminine
    • No one is ever likely to get a direct sample of material from the fiery mantle itself.
    • Earthquake waves travel slowly through the hotter regions of the mantle and speed up in colder, denser areas.
    • Hot new ocean crust forms at midocean ridges, cools, and sinks back into the mantle, shedding heat and driving the plates.
    • The build-up of heat under the mantle initiates, at some point, the formation of convection.
    • Because it is less dense than the surrounding mantle, the magma rises toward the surface.

transitive verb


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    cubrir con un manto de literary
    • Sunset had mantled the horizon with primrose, so that the evening sky blended with the garden, but there was still enough light to show him he wasn't the only one to flee the massed family.
    • But there is also a beauty of expression that mantles the whole work.
    • However, sediment drifts mantle the western margins, and slope fans locally encroach onto the rise of the eastern margin.
    • The other airily swings his torches of love, their flames mantling a cloud on which Jupiter's eagle fierily reposes.
    • Sunlight sparkled on the snow mantling the trees, while deep drifts, their hollows moulded with blue shadow, were draped between the trees like sculpture.