Translation of "quail" - English-Spanish dictionary


noun uk /kweɪl/ us plural quail or quails

a small, brown bird that is shot for sport or food, or the meat of this bird

Quails’ eggs are considered to be a delicacy.
verb uk /kweɪl/ us literary

to feel or show fear; to want to be able to move away from something because you fear it

Charlie quailed at the sound of his mother’s angry voice.
She quailed before her boss’s anger.

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


verb /kweil/

(literary) to draw back in fear; to shudder

acobardarse, amedrentarse
The little boy quailed at the teacher’s angry voice.

(Translation of “quail” from the PASSWORD English-Spanish Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)