Spanish translation of 'thinly'
1. (= in thin pieces)
thinly cut/sliced [vegetable, fruit] cortado en rodajas finas; [bread] cortado en rebanadas finas; [ham, bacon] cortado en lonchas finas
2. (= in a thin layer)
roll out the pastry very thinly estirar la masa hasta que quede muy fina
thinly clad ligero de ropa
thinly disguised poco or apenas disimulado
spread the butter thinly untar una capa fina de mantequilla
the troops were thinly spread las tropas se hallaban muy diseminadas or dispersas
our resources are too thinly spread nuestros recursos están distribuidos por un área demasiado grande
a thinly veiled threat/warning una amenaza/advertencia mal disimulada
3. (= sparsely)
the island is thinly populated la isla tiene poca densidad de población or está escasamente poblada
there were a few thinly scattered houses había unas cuantas casas dispersas
the seed is thinly sown las semillas se siembran bien esparcidas
a thinly wooded area un área con pocos árboles
4. (= without humour)
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The bread at break, thinly spread with rancid butter, was stale.THE GOLDEN LION
Dr Hubert, smiling thinly behind his severity, was on the edge of the turf with an old man in a frock-coat.DISPLACED PERSON
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Translation of thinly from the Collins English to Spanish Dictionary