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Cut the tofu into 2cm cubes and peel the carrot lengthways into long ribbons. The Sun (2016)Hundreds of wellwishers turned out to cheer their heroine as she crossed the pink ribbon. Times, Sunday Times (2008)We loved pink nails and ribbons in our hair. The Sun (2011)Do not use ribbon round the neck. The Sun (2015)They are also tying yellow ribbons to trees to highlight their cause. Times, Sunday Times (2011)Secure the cover with ribbons for decoration. Times, Sunday Times (2010)We are asking men to wear a purple ribbon. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Thread narrow ribbon or string sprayed gold through the holes and hang them from the tree. Times, Sunday Times (2006)It came with a large red ribbon tied around its nose. Times, Sunday Times (2012)He will then pull these ribbons from her hair and run away with them. The Times Literary Supplement (2012)She got a yellow ribbon and tied it around her head. The Sun (2009)The face of human progress wears bright ribbons in its hair and swings a bag of books. Times, Sunday Times (2014)It could be the lack of pink satin ribbons to tie round my ankle for the pas de deux. Times, Sunday Times (2012)My hair was piled high in curls and a narrow ribbon was tied round my long and slender neck. Consuelo & Alva: Love and Power in the Gilded Age (2005)Garnish with pineapple, berries and fine ribbons of lemon zest and serve. Times, Sunday Times (2009)Slice the peppers in 5cm long ribbons. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Something that comes in a pleasing box, with a shiny satin ribbon. Times, Sunday Times (2014)When it comes to relationships, birthday presents are booby traps wrapped in red ribbons. Times, Sunday Times (2015)It was really special - and we noticed straight away that they were wrapped in pink ribbons. Times, Sunday Times (2015)The difference is that the hooks used in the ribbon lift dissolve after a couple of months, whereas the thread lift stays put. Times, Sunday Times (2009)Use enough wire to go round a couple of times, fasten it, then wrap some ribbon or cloth around it to cover up any scratchy bits. Times, Sunday Times (2007)
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Translations for 'ribbon'
British English: ribbon /ˈrɪbn/ NOUN
A ribbon is a long, narrow piece of cloth used as a fastening or decoration, for example on a birthday present.
She tied back her hair with a ribbon.
- American English: ribbon
- Arabic: شَرِيط
- Brazilian Portuguese: fita
- Chinese: 缎带
- Croatian: vrpca
- Czech: stužka
- Danish: bånd strimmel
- Dutch: lintje
- European Spanish: cinta lazo
- Finnish: koristenauha
- French: ruban
- German: Band Schnur
- Greek: κορδέλα
- Italian: nastro
- Japanese: リボン
- Korean: 리본
- Norwegian: bånd
- Polish: wstążka
- European Portuguese: fita
- Romanian: panglică
- Russian: лента
- Spanish: cinta
- Swedish: band snöre
- Thai: ริบบิ้น เส้นหรือแถบผ้ายาวที่ใช้ผูกเพื่อประดับตกแต่ง
- Turkish: kurdele
- Ukrainian: стрічка
- Vietnamese: dải ruy-băng
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