Spanish translation of “string”
string noun /striŋ/
› (a piece of) long narrow cord made of threads twisted together, or tape, for tying, fastening etc
a piece of string to tie a parcel a ball of string a puppet’s strings apron-strings. › a fibre etc, eg on a vegetable.
› a piece of wire, gut etc on a musical instrument, eg a violin
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
a string of beads. strings noun plural › (in an orchestra, the group of people who play) stringed instruments, ie violins, violas, ’cellos and double basses
The conductor said the strings were too loud. stringy adjective › (especially of meat or vegetables) having a lot of tough fibres.
stringiness noun ›
string bean › the long, edible green or yellow pod of certain beans.
stringed instruments › musical instruments that have strings eg violins, guitars etc.
have (someone) on a string › to have (a person) under one’s control.
pull strings › to use one’s influence or that of others to gain an advantage
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
Some people think it is the senior civil servants and not the government who really pull the strings. string out › to stretch into a long line
The runners were strung out along the course. strung up › very nervous.
stringent /ˈstrindʒənt/ adjective › (of rules etc) very strict, or strongly enforced
There should be much more stringent laws against the dropping of rubbish in the streets. stringently adverb ›
stringency noun › the quality of being strict
the stringency of the new laws. › scarcity of money for lending etc
in times of stringency (also adjective) The government are demanding stringency measures.