Translation of "veneer" - English-Spanish dictionary


noun uk /vəˈnɪər/ us /-ˈnɪr/

a thin layer of decorative wood or plastic used to cover a cheaper material

chapa, enchapado
The wardrobe is made of chipboard with a pine veneer.

something that hides something unpleasant or unwanted

capa, barniz
She managed to hide her corrupt dealings under a veneer of respectability.
veneered adjective uk /-ˈnɪəd/ us /-ˈnɪrd/

(Translation of “veneer” from the Cambridge English-Spanish Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)