Learn English Grammar From A–Z
1.1(difference)contraste masculinethere are sharp contrasts between the two characters — existen marcados contrastes entre los dos personajes
- These textures appear to have been chosen, in part, as a contrast to the sonic qualities of the sampled acoustic piano.
- Walking to the station on Wednesday morning, the sky was a brilliant, vibrant blue, the grass an almost unnaturally intense green and the white blossom a stark contrast to it all.
- Richard Ashton has appeared in Jack And The Beanstalk already this year, but what a contrast to this winter's pantomime engagement at York Theatre Royal.
- Vocal solos were provided by Emma Howarth, who sang with confidence and originality, and Sacha Bell, whose slower numbers made a good contrast to the rest of the set.
- An easy four-hour drive from either Singapore or Kuala Lumpur, laid-back Melaka offers an idyllic contrast to both cities.
- And the community itself seems locked in a time capsule - a complete contrast to the lifestyle of bustling neighbour, Amsterdam.
- All the buildings, dating from the colonial era are painted deep yellow, which made a glorious contrast to the deepening blue sky as we clip-clopped around.
- And Santiago was a welcome contrast to previous weeks.
- The stance of the residents is a stark contrast to those who feel the project will give a much-needed shot in the arm to the cross-border economy.
- As well as wanting a contemporary contrast to the old stone cottage, the site also demanded a lightweight structure to avoid further subsidence problems.
- We have some amazing pictures of palm trees being battered by 45 mph winds, a marked contrast to identical photos taken when the sun was shining.
- It was quite a contrast to his list of options at 22.
- His methods were a contrast to the traditional way of ‘breaking’ horses by establishing the dominance of the human trainer.
- The figures are a stark contrast to earlier years.
- It sounds normal, which is a nice contrast to how it looks.
- It makes an interesting contrast to historical fact.
- It will be a huge contrast to how we live, and it will be a fantastic experience.
- You could not find a greater contrast to such contemplative serenity than the National Gallery's magnificent Rubens exhibition.
- The hotel is of a modern design, but conforming to the environment in that it does not present an immediate contrast to its surroundings.
- Humans are discussed as arrogant and blundering, an unflattering contrast to the innocent and compassionate chimps or gorillas.
1.2Art Cinema Photographycontraste masculinethe contrast of light and shade — el contraste de luz y de sombra
- if you adjust the contrast — si regulas el contraste
- Each object and even items of clothing were carefully chosen to assist in contrast, brightness and color calibration.
- Everything else was in bright color, the contrast turned up.
- Where colors meet, the contrast between them will appear more intense.
- The effect works best with a strong color or tonal contrast or with a brightly colored subject set against a dark background.
- Males and females appear similar, but males are brighter with more contrast in color on the head.
- Despite the contrast of materials and color, the home's skillful siting puts it elegantly at ease in its rugged environment.
- A slight contrast in colors and fitted lines will flatter you endlessly.
- The pearly grey colour and rough texture forms an expressive contrast with the smooth white render.
- In both cases, the contrast of white and color serves to highlight the power and importance of the ruler.
- Unusual for his acrylic paintings, this work has little color contrast.
- In daylight, a fiber optic system collects ambient light and helps ensure daytime brightness and controlled contrast.
- Every room had just the right contrast of color and furniture.
- Cool, light and dull colors that keep contrast to a minimum can expand a room's dimensions to appear larger than it actually is.
- Each exploits contrast and color while elaborating motivic detail and assiduously building climaxes.
- In fact a typeface may appear bigger with the use of contrast in color.
- For great foliage and color contrast, plant yellow nasturtiums around the outer rim of the planter.
- Go after less of a light/dark color contrast in untailored and unmatched styles.
- A small font size or poor choice of color contrast may make a site hard to use.
- On the other hand, it doesn't have detail, contrast, or color depth either.
- He believed that painting should be concerned with contrasts, but contrasts not only of colour, but line and form.
- Colors and flesh tones are strong and natural with very strong contrast and the picture shows no edge enhancement to speak of.
- It is a visually impressive film, using high contrast digital photography to make the daytime burn and the nights darker than reality.
- The picture sports gorgeous contrast that runs from sparkling whites, to inky blacks, and a myriad shades of gray in between.
- Increasing the base exposure increases contrast in the copy negative.
- The show has a unique visual style, embracing the lower contrast of the television medium by truncating the value range.
- Sometimes I purposely overexpose, then bleach, in order to increase contrast.
- In highly alkaline solutions it produces a high speed, high contrast developer suitable for process work.
- It has the advantage of being variable contrast, and also possesses very clean whites.
- In such a case, the second exposure merely serves to reduce overall paper contrast.
- Traditional darkroom techniques such as adjustment of contrast and gray scale are permitted.
- Wall sized prints without grain or noise are possible, and both resolution and contrast are outstanding.
- It seems to work particularly well with pyro negatives, producing superb contrast and gradation.
- Better still, try working early and late in the day, when the light is less harsh and contrast isn't such a problem.
- It provides the coldest tone and the greatest contrast I have been able to achieve with the camera.
- Slow shutter speed, high contrast and serendipitous symmetry made the risk well worth it.
- Thus, we are presented with stunning back-lighting, high contrast, and sharp lines.
- I tried to adjust the contrast on this picture because you couldn't see the swans clearly in the fog.
- I add one drop of the various percentage solutions depending on the amount of contrast I wish to add.
- The material and the production technology have been optimized to heighten contrast and achieve brilliance.
- For accuracy, the images should have strong grayscale contrast between materials of different refractive indices.
- if you adjust the contrast — si regulas el contraste
2.1(different person, thing)to be a contrast to sb/sth — contrastar con algn/algo
- One can further continue the associations with the contrasts of righteousness and wrongdoing, life and death and the like.
- One of the contrasts between the different Indian calendars relate to their respective religious associations.
- No typological or technological contrasts were noted between different site phases.
- Only the contrasts in density between different rock types are important for modelling.
- This confirms a striking electoral contrast between the US and western Europe, including Britain.
- These wonderfully peaceful footpaths make for easy walking and offer a tranquil sojourn from which to appreciate the contrasts of this island.
- Visiting this mysterious island of rich contrasts might mean travelling long distances, but a few days there produce lasting memories.
- It's such an island of contrasts, and it is remote, it's remote geographically from all continents.
- In contrast to these associations, there was no correlation between leaf and cell width, nor between leaf and cell length.
- But I think it's the contrasts and the contradictions of the opportunities that London presents which make it so appealing.
- It's all about contrasts and contradictions - the smart and the scruffy, the rough and the smooth.
- What has really struck me is the amazing contrast between events far away and events close to home.
- Warm melodic figures are juxtaposed with harsher percussive patterns, setting up some fascinating contrasts in sound.
- We now see it as a place of environmental damage and chronic water problems, in contrast to earlier generations, who saw it in a more romantic guise.
- It was also associated with the domestic, in contrast to the male, and very public, associations of coffee and coffeehouses.
- The deliberate contrast between moving forward and moving backwards creates a clear juxtaposition.
- The second building can be distinguished by its plain windows, in contrast to the multi-paned windows in the earlier building.
- The contrast between the two - and what this contrast says about the men in their lives - should be stark.
- The contrast between the two men couldn't be more distinct.
- Golf is generally considered a game for the upper classes, in contrast to fishing, which can be enjoyed by anybody with access to a rod and stream.
1contrastarcompararto contrast sth/sb with sth/sb — comparar algo/a algn con algo/algnit's interesting to contrast the two styles — es interesante contrastar / comparar los dos estilos
1(differ)contrastarto contrast with sth — contrastar con algo
- The fat and salt levels in many own-brand products contrasted with those of well known brands.
- As consort she supplied the human touch that contrasted with the more austere image and personality of her husband.
- Its big plain glass windows contrasted with the dark glass of pubs which were designed to prevent people seeing in.
- This addition sharply contrasted with the previously open plan of the house.
- My statement then silenced everyone and the truth was that it totally contrasted with how I felt.
- The cultural aspects of the introduction of tea to Europe contrasted with those of cacao and coffee.
- The light and happy scene contrasted with his dark and aching heart; he started to turn away.
- His sandy blonde hair contrasted with his dark tanned skin, implying that he was at the beach often.
- Her wavy hair was a dark brown that contrasted with her pale skin and brought out her shockingly blue eyes.
- They were a deep green that contrasted with her hair and made them stand out.
- A thick murky dust covered its surface and contrasted with the radiance of the moat below.
- This might not seem like a ringing endorsement of war, but it contrasted with his gloomy assessments in the previous year.
- The beautiful and vast Texan landscape is well-shot and contrasts strikingly with the character close ups, intensifying their isolation.
- Characters are blocky and the colors contrast well.
- She is now again winning admiration for strongly contrasting performances in three new films.
- The brothers' contrasting fortunes instill a sense of survivor's guilt in Porter.
- Wilson and Johnson, moreover, had contrasting views of the Anglo-American relationship.
- However, contrasting views of human demography have emerged from analyses of different components of the genome.
- The treatments resulted in contrasting patterns of fruit growth.
- The popular perception that an intergenerational equity debate emerged in Canada in the 1990s contrasts with previous research findings.
2contrasting present participle(opinions/approaches) contrastante(opinions/approaches) opuesto