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ribbon

noun [C/U]  /ˈrɪb·ən/ us  
a long, narrow strip of material used to tie things together or as a decoration: [U] He tied the present with ribbon. [C] fig. A ribbon of road stretched before us. A ribbon is also the narrow strip of material that contains the ink for a typewriter or computer printer .
Translations of “ribbon”
in Korean 리본…
in Arabic شَريط…
in French ruban…
in Turkish şerit, kurdele…
in Italian nastro…
in Chinese (Traditional) (捆紮或裝飾用的)帶子,絲帶,緞帶, 勳帶,綬帶, (打字機的)色帶…
in Russian лента…
in Polish wstążka…
in Spanish cinta…
in Portuguese fita…
in German das Band…
in Catalan cinta…
in Japanese リボン, 飾りひも…
in Chinese (Simplified) (捆扎或装饰用的)带子,丝带,缎带, 勋带,绶带, (打字机的)色带…
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