In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1.1(public show)espectáculo masculine
- These ballets were often elaborate spectacles, intended to display the status of the nobility or monarchs who had commissioned them.
- Jewellery (including metal tubes covering an entire arm) was tailored directly into the clothes for the show, creating an impressive spectacle.
- The result was a visually satisfying and sumptuous spectacle; its 350 costumes must be every little girl's dream of a fairy tale.
- This horse and pony section has developed enormously over the past number of years and is a very colourful spectacle.
- Everywhere amazing spectacles were being performed, as crowds gathered and applauded the snake charmers, coal-walkers, and fire-eaters.
- There will also be a series of workshops, exhibitions and spectacles.
- While medieval diners ate, at formal meals, they observed the spectacle that was performed between courses.
- By the 19th century the play had been transformed into a spectacle of patriotic pageantry celebrating imperial Britain and the glory of its military.
- But don't expect gimmicky spectacle from their performance.
- Instead, they were grand spectacles with thousands of spectators present to watch the coronations.
- Each year this has been a most impressive and enjoyable spectacle.
- In the end, we get a made-for-TV movie with a big budget: a dumb plot, poor performances and lots of spectacle.
- Heather Taylor and Amy Chu produced and performed in the spectacle.
- Moreover, each spectacle can be enjoyed by local residents as much as by tourists.
- Families strolled through the ancient streets enjoying the spectacle, buying cheap toys for the children, and snacking on street food.
- If that isn't enough, lovely performer Shanna will also be on hand to perform that most exotic spectacle, belly-dancing.
- This promises first-class singing and colourful spectacle.
- Gladiatorial combats, wild beast hunts, and public executions were important spectacles presented not only in Rome but throughout the Roman Empire.
- A handful of other artists staged theatrical public spectacles, performances grounded in the sociologies of place and personality.
- The play itself is a multi-media spectacle that uses puppetry, sound-effects, performing masks and a live band featuring some of the county's top musicians.
1.2(sight)espectáculo masculinea sad spectacle — un triste espectáculo
- Townsfolk stood on the side, watching the unusual spectacle but not wanting to get involved.
- So we are presented with the bizarre and bewildering spectacle of American planes dropping explosives and food on Afghanistan at the same time.
- Nothing is more distinctive than the chaotic spectacle of Neapolitan street-life.
- They presented a frightening spectacle when they turned out in the piazza to protest.
- ‘It's easier to weigh an elephant than you think,’ was his only comment when I stopped to investigate the unusual spectacle.
- It would be an odd spectacle, for two friends of opposite sex parading through the town on horses with no saddle.
- But soon, the townsfolk began to gather outside of their homes to view the great spectacle that had suddenly appeared in the sky.
- Across the city people clustered at office windows and gathered on factory roofs to view the spectacle.
- Several days later at the gates of Peel the villagers gathered silently to view the gruesome spectacle stuck upon a pike.
- A beam of pure white light sliced through the darkness giving sight to the grizzly spectacle before them.
- But the unseemly scenes provided an entertaining spectacle for those drinking in the evening sun outside the pub.
- If Christiana were not so strict, he probably would have slept on it, gazing at the stars in bliss, though it would have been an odd spectacle to see such a grand man asleep on the bare ground.
- Like a reality TV show with guns, the coverage takes the everyday business of war, normally hidden from public view, and blows it up into a grisly, repulsive spectacle.
- Once there, he was presented with a spectacle that he could hardly believe.
- The two of them whooped and hollered some more; their wives sighed at the spectacle and regarded each other with love.
- Young ones, as soon as they were fully developed, would be shaken out of their nests, a spectacle much commented upon by travellers.
- Now I had to admit that we watched this spectacle from a safe vantage point behind the baked beans aisle.
2spectacles pluralgafas feminineanteojos masculine Latin Americalentes masculine Latin Americaa pair of spectacles — unas gafas (or unos anteojos etc.)
- He looked up and the glass of his spectacles caught the light, sending a bright glare into Sandra's eyes.
- He took a pair of thin-rimmed spectacles from a case and perched them close to the tip of his nose.
- He pulled another pair of spectacles out and replaced his old ones with them.
- The girl opened her eyes to find herself looking into blue eyes which twinkled behind a pair of spectacles.
- I advised His Honour to buy a new pair of spectacles.
- Lamb draws an analogy with a pair of spectacles.
- The gray side-burned man cocked a grey eye at him beneath a pair of expensive spectacles.
- ‘Try these,’ he said as he handed her a pair of round-lensed spectacles.
- He had light brown hair and blue eyes framed by a pair of spectacles.
- She had on a different pair of spectacles now, a blue oval shaped type.
- She could see his slicked back hair with a pair of horn-rimmed spectacles resting carefully on his nose.
- He was wearing a full body suit of ostrich feathers and a ludicrous pair of spectacles.
- It was in Venice, the centre of glass making, that the first pair of spectacles appeared, around 1280.
- Gerald had donned a pair of spectacles and seemed earnestly studious.
- He's wearing a pair of spectacles and his usually unruly mop of brown hair is now slicked down with a neat side-parting.
- The countryman went from ruggedly unsophisticated to casually erudite in one quick addition of something so simplistic as a pair of spectacles.
- His hair was blond, and his eyes a bright blue colour, partially hidden behind a small pair of green tinted spectacles.
- The judge pulled out a pair of spectacles and a list.
- In the lead was a tall man, about Adam's height, with a head full of graying brown hair and a pair of intelligent-looking spectacles.
- He dusted the snowflakes out of his hair and slipped on his pair of thick-framed spectacles and took the folder from Margaret's hands.
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