wave - translate into Spanish with the English-Spanish dictionary - Cambridge Dictionaries Online

Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

Spanish translation of “wave”

See all translations

wave

noun /weiv/
a moving ridge, larger than a ripple, moving on the surface of water
ola
rolling waves The boat was being tossed about on the waves.
a vibration travelling eg through the air
onda
radio waves sound waves light waves.
a curve or curves in the hair
onda, ondulación
Are those waves natural?
a (usually temporary) rise or increase
ola
the recent crime wave a wave of violence The pain came in waves.
an act of waving
señal/saludo/ademán con la mano
She recognized me, and gave me a wave.
wavy adjective ( comparative wavier, superlative waviest) (of hair) full of waves
ondulado
Her hair is wavy, but her sister’s hair is straight.
waviness noun
ondulación
wave noun ( waveband) (physics ) a range of wavelengths on which eg radio signals are broadcast.
banda de ondas/frecuencias
wavelength noun (physics ) the distance from any given point on one (radio etc) wave to the corresponding point on the next.
longitud de onda
wave aside phrasal verb to dismiss (a suggestion etc) without paying much attention to it
rechazar, desechar, apartar
The minister waved aside any suggestion that he had acted improperly.
(Definition of wave from the Password English-Spanish Dictionary © 2013 K Dictionaries Ltd)
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

More translations of “wave” in Spanish

Definitions of “wave” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

lateral thinking

a way of solving a problem by thinking about it in a different and original way and not using traditional or expected methods

Word of the Day

What’s All The Commotion About? (Words to describe sounds)

by Kate Woodford,
May 20, 2015
​​​ In this post we look at a range of words and phrases that we use to describe noise and the absence of noise. Starting with complete quiet, we sometimes use the noun hush to describe silence: A hush fell over the room as the bride walked in./There was a deathly hush (=complete

Read More 

plyscraper noun

May 18, 2015
a skyscraper made mainly from wood The development of engineered timber could herald a new era of eco-friendly ‘plyscrapers’. Christchurch welcomed its first multistorey timber structure this year, there are plans for Vancouver, and the talk is China could follow

Read More