Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

Spanish translation of “tonsil”

tonsil

noun /ˈtonsil/
( anatomy) either of two lumps of tissue at the back of the throat
amígdala
He had to have his tonsils (taken) out.
tonsillitis /tonsiˈlaitis/ noun ( medical) painful inflammation of the tonsils
amigdalitis
She had / was suffering from tonsillitis.
(Definition of tonsil from the Password English-Spanish Dictionary © 2013 K Dictionaries Ltd)

Definitions of “tonsil” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

closeness

the quality of knowing someone very well, liking them a lot, and wanting to spend a lot of time together

Word of the Day

Blog

Read our blog about how the English language behaves.

Learn More

New Words

Find words and meanings that have just started to be used in English, and let us know what you think of them.

Learn More