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Spanish translation of “string”

string

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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