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mirror

noun uk   /ˈmɪr.ər/  us   //

mirror noun (GLASS)

A2 [C] a piece of glass with a shiny, metal-covered back that reflects light, producing an image of whatever is in front of it: the bathroom mirror She was looking at her reflection in the mirror.
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mirror noun (REPRESENT)

be a mirror of sth to represent or show something honestly: The movie is a mirror of daily life in wartime Britain.

mirror

verb [T] uk   /ˈmɪr.ər/  us   //
to represent something honestly: Our newspaper aims to mirror the opinions of ordinary people. to be very similar to something: Her on-screen romances seem to mirror her experiences in her private life.
Translations of “mirror”
in Arabic مِرْآة…
in Korean 거울…
in Malaysian cermin…
in French miroir…
in Turkish ayna…
in Italian specchio…
in Chinese (Traditional) 玻璃, 鏡,鏡子…
in Russian зеркало…
in Polish lustro, lusterko…
in Vietnamese gương…
in Spanish espejo…
in Portuguese espelho…
in Thai กระจก…
in German der Spiegel…
in Catalan mirall…
in Japanese 鏡…
in Indonesian cermin…
in Chinese (Simplified) 玻璃, 镜,镜子…
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