In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(feel, surface)textura femininethe smooth texture of a baby's skin — la tersura / suavidad de la piel de un bebé
- I brushed a finger along the side of his face, feeling the rough texture of the dark stubble he was allowing to remain on his chin.
- The children would be introduced to papers of different colours, textures and shapes.
- The avocado tends to be quite creamy in texture, and the combination of the pink grapefruit and the avocado with the crab would be an automatic combination as the perfect salad.
- They did have similar eyes and hair coloring, even the same skin textures and pigments.
- It was sweet and tangy and gooey - a blissful companion of flavours and textures.
- It has a glass and curved aluminum roof that displays beautiful textures and colors.
- The result is paper with a rough-edged and impressive texture.
- The complexity of the fossilization process is reflected in the presence of different textures in adjacent cells of the same tissue.
- An array of small dishes is placed before the guests with a range of colours, flavours, textures, and aromas.
- Rattles and bright toys that have different textures and sounds are often good sources of entertainment.
- With a myriad of tones, textures, sizes and shapes, a garden planted purely with foliage plants can be an exciting place to be.
- Besides being a source of fast-digesting carbs, that type of cereal will add thickness and texture to your protein shake.
- These sweets are produced in bright colours and soft textures, and include children's favourites such as jelly babies.
- The quartz grains are well-rounded and often show frosted, pitted surface textures.
- I blinked in surprise; her dark, sandy-blond hair, rough in texture, was now streaked with green.
- The vegetables were tender and their different textures made for interesting contrasts in the mouth.
- This wine is known for its rich, silky texture and complex character.
- The frog's brown and yellow coloring, as well as its rough texture, allow it to blend in with the mud and tree trunks in its environment.
- To start, make a note of the colours and textures in your home's building stone, roofing tiles and garden walls.
- An easy way to include different textures is to mix evergreen and deciduous plants.
2(of woven fabric)textura feminine
- The ‘girl’ was cloaked in a brown tartan stuff of a rough texture, poor fabric, no doubt.
- It returns to the origins of the wallpaper industry, combining the appearance and texture of luxurious fabric with a modern natural feel.
- By changing the direction of her satin stitches on the leaves and flowers, she created texture and the allusion of dimension.
- There also was a feeling of texture in many fabrics, created through tie-dye, batik and ombred effects.
- In much the same way, tapestry has everything painting has, with the added tactile allure of texture.
- In spite of my goose bumps, I love the texture of the soft fabric against my bare back.
- Yet his great insight is to recognize that it was the hue and texture of fabric taken together, more than the cut and tailoring, that determined the value of a garment.
- Her most interesting work is double-woven, which creates variations in texture.
- Embroidery of a vast variety and fabrics of every texture are being used.
- For playful touches that contrast with felt's matte texture, thread shiny satin ribbon through slits in the fabric or weave it into a pillow front.
- Two of the best selling fabric-effect tiles are linen and satin, both of which successfully replicate the look and texture of the fabrics.
- I believe the texture in the fabric was called slub and they may be an acetate rayon blend.
- I turn slightly in it now, the rough woven texture of the cloth rubbing my neck.
- Keep in mind, shrinkage may affect the appearance and texture of dry-clean only fabric.
- The man lightly traces his hand over the fabric, feeling the texture and imagining the day it was worn.
- Ford admits that it is the fabrics, their texture in particular, which inspire and drive the designs for each collection.
- In fashion designing, the colour, weave, design and texture of the fabric play a very important role.
- It was the colorful patterns of these textiles and their plush texture that tested the artists' abilities.
4(of writing, music)textura feminine
- Too often crucial instrumental details were obscured in the mushy orchestral texture.
- The pentatonicism helps lighten the contrapuntal texture.
- Rochford also writes music - exploring the farthest reaches of tonality and texture - for the two tenor saxes, bass and drums of his own band Polar Bear.
- Though simple in style and clean in texture, the primo parts of these duets provide the teacher with many opportunities to teach musicianship.
- Clare's impeccable performances create a transparency of texture consistent with whatever they sing.
- When certain musicians were not available to do their parts friends were brought in to fill the gaps, and this has only added to the depth and texture of the music.
- Zafón weaves layer upon layer within his novel, so that his plots and subplots create a rich texture.
- One of the ways in which this foreshadowing of Agnes's death is expressed in the poem is through the swan imagery so deeply embedded in the poem's figural texture.
- They often comment on the flavour, texture and overall quality of the beef which we believe is due to the lengthy hanging process.
- Though no subsequent comedy has transformation woven so fully into its texture as this, Ovid was of continued importance in Shakespeare's later work in the genre.
- Nelson's comping on the vibes creates a texture that is more ethereal than a pianist's and helps define Holland's compositional sound.
- While the two-voice texture does indeed simplify the music, because of the complex rhythms it is not particularly easy music to play.
- Sides expertly creates texture by weaving into his double narrative some more personal, more emotional vignettes that add color and pathos.
- Now I'm starting to appreciate the interplay of musical texture and lyrical directness.
- Although both narrators are prone to purple passages, the texture of Singer's Gothic prose remains one of the novel's strengths.
- The absolute clarity of the orchestral texture allowed for the sometimes jarring harmonies and raucous percussion effects to be highlighted.
- That is a perfect description of an elaborate contrapuntal texture with ‘emancipated dissonance’.
- Solos are kept short and sweet, and the frequent shifts in texture and instrumental combinations keep things interesting.
- Pianist Damon Denton scampers through Shostakovich's figurations with a keen ear for melody and texture.
- The single Two Months Off is glorious, a mass of shifting electronic textures and exuberant, repetitious vocals.
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