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/fiber 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 › (music ) (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/fibers.
stringiness noun ›
fibrosidad, cualidad de fibroso
string bean noun › the long, edible green or yellow pod of certain beans.
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
The runners were strung out along the course. strung up adjective › 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 ›
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
in times of stringency (also adjective) The government are demanding stringency measures.