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The detail is rendered so well that this big dolls' house goes well beyond the girly play imperative. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The little doll is on the table. Times, Sunday Times (2016)So the preference for dolls or toy trucks is a mix of nature and nurture. Times, Sunday Times (2010)The doll that looks like your enemy is called by his name. Len Deighton BomberHe loved painting and classical music and enjoyed building dolls houses for his grandchildren. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The present took the form of a small wooden doll. Times, Sunday Times (2013)She is going to be a little doll. The Sun (2011)He looks like a smiling robot with a toy doll on his arm. The Sun (2008)You can have fun but this look screams blow-up doll. The Sun (2012)One of them had become a doll's house and miniatures shop. Joanna Blythman SHOPPED: The Shocking Power of British Supermarkets (2004)It is a small doll, wearing pink knitted clothes that look freshly washed. Times, Sunday Times (2015)That doesn't mean you have to be a conventionally pretty, perfect doll. Times, Sunday Times (2007)The blow-up doll is alive. The Sun (2015)She talked to Heidi and amused her in various ways, showing her how to make clothes for pretty little dolls that she had brought. Johanna Spyri Heidi (1881)If anyone goes into a surgery with a Barbie doll as a model of what they should look like, then there is a huge problem. The Sun (2013)A) An action woman doll? The Sun (2012)

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Translations for 'doll'

British English: doll /dɒl/ NOUN
A doll is a child's toy which looks like a small person or baby.
  • American English: doll
  • Arabic: دُمْيَة
  • Brazilian Portuguese: boneca
  • Chinese: 洋娃娃
  • Croatian: lutka
  • Czech: panenka hračka
  • Danish: dukke
  • Dutch: pop speelgoed
  • European Spanish: muñeco
  • Finnish: nukke
  • French: poupée
  • German: Puppe
  • Greek: κούκλα
  • Italian: bambola
  • Japanese: 人形
  • Korean: 인형
  • Norwegian: dukke
  • Polish: lalka
  • European Portuguese: boneca
  • Romanian: păpușă
  • Russian: кукла
  • Latin American Spanish: muñeco juguete
  • Swedish: docka leksak
  • Thai: ตุ๊กตา
  • Turkish: oyuncak bebek
  • Ukrainian: лялька
  • Vietnamese: búp bê


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