Translation of spiral in Spanish:

spiral

espiral, n.

Pronunciation /ˈspaɪrəl//ˈspʌɪr(ə)l/

noun

  • 1

    (shape)
    espiral feminine
    • Afterwards, he paced around in his own form, then as deer-beast, and then returned to his true shape to fly in spirals above the temporary camp.
    • Fowler's work consists of repetitive handwritten words, scribed on paper in spirals and other patterns.
    • She pulled out something that looked to be a key, but it was made of crystal, and the end of it curved into a spiral.
    • It is useful to observe the patient drinking from a glass, writing, or drawing a rhythmic pattern such as a spiral.
    • Angeli's many works were on infinitesimals and he used them to study spirals, parabolas and hyperbolas.
    • For another example from the botanical world, if you look at a sunflower you will see a beautiful pattern of two spirals, one running clockwise, the other counterclockwise.
    • The pattern can be spied in everything from the spirals of sea shells to the shape of pine cones.
    • We show elementary hand-drawn patterns such as spirals and gold bands.
    • However, I do remember clearly the double spiral (figure-of-eight) shape.
    • On the bare floorboards was a design, a twisting pattern of spirals and waves that was mesmerising.
    • The designs are sometimes simply spirals or other patterns, but they might also be scenes from fairy tales or of famous people or places.
    • For more than three centuries botanists and mathematicians have marveled at the complex and beautiful spiral patterns that form as plants develop.
    • Although dubbed ‘Gherkin,’ the spiral in its shape more resembles a pinecone.
    • Deeply engraved in each structure was a pattern of wings and spirals, that almost resembled a bird flying towards the ceiling.
    • Headdresses, like the African one pictured in this article, show one way in which people have used spirals based on shapes found in Nature for headdresses.
    • It has a top speed of fifty five miles per hour and riders will experience spirals, corkscrews, a cobra roll, and overbanked curves.
    • In ever-more-abstracted form and diverse media, these elemental shapes, such as spirals, labyrinths, lozenges, and goddesses, recurred in her work.
    • Small spiral shaped gills are found, which pick up oxygen from the water.
    • In it he describes very clearly the distinctive spiral shaped organisms which were later identified as being part of the helicobacter family.
    • That is why that is such an important moment, not because the thing was shaped like two spirals - that's just aesthetically pleasing - but because the world changed on that day.
  • 2

    (movement)
    espiral feminine
    inflationary spiral espiral inflacionaria feminine
  • 3

    (of smoke)
    voluta feminine
    espiral feminine

adjective

  • 1

    (shape) de espiral
    (shape) acaracolado
    (descent) en espiral
    spiral notebook cuaderno de espiral masculine
    • The spiral stairwell that circled lazily through each floor was merely inches from the inside of the closet.
    • All include a mezzanine level with a wrought-iron spiral stairway leading from a comfortable sitting area to the bedroom above.
    • The three of them walked single file down past the familiar sets of doors and the rows of bunks and again entered the spiral stairwell.
    • The barren land around her was lit, revealing the tents that swirled around in a spiral pattern.
    • The way in which the spiral patterns of sunflower seeds and pine cones grow is described by the sequence, and it is common for the number of petals on a flower to be a Fibonacci number.
    • When the solution is placed as a thin film under stationary conditions, concentric or spiral wave patterns develop in the solution.
    • Mina lowered her eyes to my shirt, tracing the blue spiral pattern with the fingertips of her left hand.
    • If they had a very special request they purchased a spiral coil of incense which was suspended from the ceiling and burned slowly over a whole week.
    • Anyone climbing the ladder to the loft is suspended above the vertical spiral stairwell - not recommended for those nervous of heights.
    • Each floor has an oblong chamber with a small room and spiral stair in the wall thickness at the seaward end.
    • Hundreds of truckloads of mining refuse were brought in, then planted with 11,000 Finnish pine trees in a complex spiral pattern.
    • Quiet, clean and spare, it led, past a short spiral stairway with a gallery, to a darker room.
    • They made their way down a spiral corridor of stairs.
    • As soon as the tumbler begins turning, a spiral pattern appears as grains of one color wrap around grains of the other color.
    • This creates the spiral Damascus pattern and it is forged again to form a billet.
    • Bahamut proceeded into the enclosed spiral stairwell that would lead them to the peak of the mountain.
    • She pushed open the door and instantly headed up the spiral stairs to the third floor, to her room.
    • It was like a pink disk, flat, and inch across, a spiral pattern of tiny dots on its surface.
    • A spiral staircase might be a good choice, as you don't have a lot of room, and a spiral stair will take up less room.
    • There are some instances, like the spiral stairwell, I know he would've done something in.
    • The large coiled-straw hat forms a spiral pattern above the sharecropper's graying head, a halo earned, but perhaps too little too late.
    • Patsy got up thereafter and redressed, put on her makeup and then went downstairs and found the three-page ransom note at the bottom of the spiral stairway.
    • Most crop deformations appear as simple, nearly perfect circles of grain flattened in a spiral pattern.
    • The damage to one of the two great pinnacles that top the East Front is so bad that if you stand in the spiral stairway inside, you can see daylight through joints between the stones.
    • I decided to leave our luggage downstairs rather than negotiate the spiral stairway.
    • The party fell back; squatting around the spiral stairwell, pointing their weapons in preparation.
    • They found the stairway - a spiral stairway constructed of black marble - almost immediately and started up it.
    • Arrange all integers in a hexagonal spiral pattern.
    • Our first house wasn't huge, but when I was eight we moved to this enormous place in Hampstead, next to Sting, with spiral stairs and marble floors and a back garden like a playing field.
    • Female tusks, when they do appear, tend to be shorter and cleaner with more tightly wound spiral patterns.
    • Kira rolled her eyes and followed her, up a long spiral stairway.
    • At the foot of the spiral stairway, they presented Tetra with their star spangled permits.
    • I traced the spiral pattern on one of the rugs with me toe.
    • Most of those photos show the orbs to have a spiral pattern inside the orb.
    • She descended the dark spiral stairway, careful not to hit her elbows against the narrow passage.
    • Down would go a wing, and the plane would enter a spiral spin.
    • The spiral pattern is sufficiently regular that it leads to a numerical parameter characteristic for the species, called its divergence.
    • Complexity is the study of how complicated systems can generate simple behavior, such as the sustained spiral pattern seen here.
    • Place the dough in a greased banitsa pan, starting in the middle and spiralling out, pressing the coils into the spiral shape towards the edge of the pan, baking as above.
    • It was white with a red and blue spiral tie-dye pattern, and had a Yin / Yang symbol at the center.

intransitive verb

  • 1

    (increase)
    (unemployment) escalar
    (prices) dispararse
    spiraling prices precios que se disparan / que suben vertiginosamente masculine
    • Shortages for low-income Torontonians were once again rampant, rents were spiraling and evictions were increasing.
    • It is also around four times the original estimate, and as costs spiralled, Congress moved to scrap the project in its entirety.
    • As tensions have spiraled between Pyongyang and the US, Anti-American sentiment has exploded in South Korea.
    • ‘The problem is further exacerbated by spiralling operational cost and high turnover of staff,’ Roopnarine said.
    • But of course the story has to spiral out of control ending in a ridiculous scene involving the social worker who has been assigned to Denise and RJ's case.
    • The downward move came as fears eased that the hostage standoff could spiral out of control.
    • The Northern Ireland drug chief, Jo Daykin, yesterday said cannabis use there could spiral following the move.
    • Tuition fees and the cost of living can lead to spiralling debts, or long hours in dead-end jobs taken to make ends meet.
    • The stress with trying to move house has spiralled out of all control and doesn't look like it's going to reduce in the near future.
    • Houses gone out of people's reach, rents spiralling, inadequate hospital services, too few places for children at risk - it's all there under the cover of affluence.
    • Policing the event, diverting the traffic and setting up and marshalling the course would see the costs spiralling.
    • All the words they use are true: prices are soaring, spiralling, skyrocketing.
    • Above any other area in the county the people of Ballon have faced tragedy after tragedy as the carnage on their local roads spirals to epidemic proportions.
    • Regulation of the language school sector is needed urgently to combat spiralling levels of visa fraud involving thousands of individuals, a senior Garda has warned.
    • But the cost of the equipment they need, such as ropes, flares and the transmitters that detect the position of avalanche victims, is spiralling beyond the teams' ability to raise cash.
    • A growing compensation culture is being blamed by councillors in Leeds for the city's spiralling legal bill which has reached £22m.
    • I don't care enough about furniture, fast moving consumer goods, spiralling debt, bad public transport, grumpy angry faces.
    • He said this led to spiralling levels of thuggishness, vandalism and violent crime when revellers spilled on to the streets at closing time, especially on Friday and Saturday nights.
    • Unemployment soared, thousands emigrated and the national debt spiralled out of control.
  • 2

    (move)
    to spiral up/down subir/bajar en espiral
    • the leaf spiraled (down) to the ground la hoja cayó al suelo describiendo una espiral
    • smoke spiraled up from the chimney volutas de humo salían de la chiminea
    • Sammy tapped her thumb furiously on the kick button, blocked Jack's move, and sent the character spiraling into the air.
    • In the clear blue sky above, four open-billed storks had a got a thermal and were spiralling up, Icaris-like, on motionless wings, to an unknown destination.
    • Faint smoke spiraled off the battery connections as they heated up.
    • Ivan started climbing the staircase that spiraled up to the payload section and gangway.
    • White smoke must soon spiral up from Smith Square.
    • After being cooped up in those constricting nests for months, here they were climbing, diving, spiraling and chattering feverishly, becoming better aeronauts by the minute.
    • A huge blaze at an industrial park in Leeds last night sent plumes of black smoke spiralling nearly 2,000 ft into the air.
    • The butterflies leapt into flight, spiraling up into the sunlight, up and up until Joshua could no longer see them.
    • A cloud was slowly spiraling towards the sun and they retreated, moving to the edge of the forest, watching the skeletons appear one by one.
    • Jane stared down at the water, the fish spiralling, swimming, moving with the current.
    • The dance troupe recounts the death of gods - from the polluted air and the smoke spiraling up from sacrifices made in their honour.
    • The missiles that we shot just spiraled randomly after a second or two after being shot.
    • Hitting the far wall, he slipped down to the floor, escaping the rest of Shanza's attack, which roared through the obstacle to spiral out of the Temple and shoot into the sky.
    • The blast ripped through three storeys of the building and started a fire which sent smoke spiralling through the twin towers.
    • Moss clung to the rocks and ivy climbed tirelessly, spiralling around the trees.
    • Soon enough, our intrepid reporter hero realizes that, due to some nuclear explosion experimentation, the earth has been thrust out of its orbit and is now spiralling towards the sun.
    • When she looked around, she saw smoke spiraling from Charybdis.