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ceiling

noun [C]  /ˈsi·lɪŋ/ us  
the upper surface of a room that you see when you look above you: The kitchen ceiling needs painting. A ceiling is also an upper limit put on something that varies: There is a 10% ceiling on rent increases.
Translations of “ceiling”
in Korean 천정…
in Arabic سَقْف…
in French plafond…
in Turkish tavan, tavan fiyat…
in Italian soffitto…
in Chinese (Traditional) 天花板, 天花板,頂棚…
in Russian потолок, предел…
in Polish sufit, pułap…
in Spanish techo…
in Portuguese teto, forro…
in German die Decke…
in Catalan sostre…
in Japanese 天井…
in Chinese (Simplified) 天花板, 天花板,顶棚…
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