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Translation of "string" - English-Spanish dictionary


noun /striŋ/
(a piece of) long narrow cord made of threads twisted together, or tape, for tying, fastening etc cuerda, cordel a piece of string to tie a parcel a ball of string a puppet’s strings apron strings.
a fibre/fiber etc, eg on a vegetable. fibra, hebra
a piece of wire, gut etc on a musical instrument, eg a violin cuerda His A-string broke (also adjective) He plays the viola in a string orchestra.
a series or group of things threaded on a cord etc sarta, collar; hilera, fila a string of beads.
strings noun plural
(music ) (in an orchestra, the group of people who play) stringed instruments, ie violins, violas, ’cellos and double basses cuerdas The conductor said the strings were too loud.
stringy adjective
(especially of meat or vegetables) having a lot of tough fibres/fibers. fibroso
stringiness noun
fibrosidad, cualidad de fibroso
string bean noun
the long, edible green or yellow pod of certain beans. judía verde
string instrument noun ( stringed instrument)
a musical instrument that has strings eg violin, guitar etc Instrumento de Cuerda The saz is the most popular stringed instrument in Turkey.
have (someone) on a string
to have (a person) under one’s control. tener a uno en un puño
pull strings
to use one’s influence or that of others to gain an advantage tocar teclas, utilizar sus enchufes/influencias The politician was accused of pulling strings in order to get his girlfriend a British passport.
pull the strings
to be the person who is really, though usually not apparently, controlling the actions of others manejar/mover los hilos Some people think it is the senior civil servants and not the government who really pull the strings.
string out phrasal verb
to stretch into a long line extender(se), escalonar(se) The runners were strung out along the course.
strung up adjective
very nervous. tenso
stringent /ˈstrindʒənt/ adjective
(of rules etc) very strict, or strongly enforced riguroso, severo There should be much more stringent laws against the dropping of rubbish in the streets.
stringently adverb
rigurosamente, severamente The rules must be stringently applied.
stringency noun
the quality of being strict rigor, severidad; tirantez the stringency of the new laws.
scarcity of money for lending etc estrechez in times of stringency (also adjective) The government are demanding stringency measures.
(Definition of string from the Password English-Spanish Dictionary © 2013 K Dictionaries Ltd)
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