Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

El diccionario y el tesauro de inglés online más consultados por estudiantes de inglés.

Definición de “pinprick” en inglés

See all translations

pinprick

noun [C usually plural] uk   /ˈpɪn.prɪk/ us    /ˈpɪn-/

pinprick noun [C usually plural] (HOLE/PAIN)

a very small hole in something where a pin or needle has been pushed into it, or a sudden pain where a pin or needle has been pushed into your skin: There was a pinprick on his arm.

pinprick noun [C usually plural] (SMALL AMOUNT)

a very small amount of something, especially light: The darkness was broken by the odd pinprick of light.

pinprick noun [C usually plural] (PROBLEM)

something that is slightly annoying for a short time: You have to ignore the pinpricks and just get on with the job.
(Definition of pinprick from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Más sobre la pronunciación de pinprick
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Palabra del día

glacial

made or left by a glacier

Palabra del día

Let’s celebrate! (words and phrases for parties)

by Kate Woodford,
December 17, 2014
​​​ With Christmas and New Year almost upon us, we thought it a good time to look at the language of parties and celebrations. First, let’s start with the word ‘party’ itself. To have or throw a party or, less commonly, to give a party is to arrange a party: We’re having a

Aprende más 

cinderella surgery noun

December 15, 2014
cosmetic surgery to the feet We have all heard of people having nose jobs, boob jobs and liposuction – but now a new trend growing in popularity in America: Cinderella surgery.

Aprende más