Compás in English | Spanish to English Translation and Dictionary
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(pl compases)
masculine noun
1. pair of compasses (instrumento)
2. compass (Náut) (brújula)
3. bar (Mús) (periodo); rhythm, beat (ritmo)
  • al compás (de la música) in time (with the music)
  • llevar el compás to keep time
  • perder el compás to lose the beat
4. (figurative)
  • compás de espera pause, interlude
  • las negociaciones se hallan en un compás de espera negotiations have been temporarily suspended
1 (Música) time; (ritmo) beat; rhythm; (división) bar; measure; (EEUU)
a compás in time; al compás de la música in time to the music; fuera de compás off beat; not in time; martillar a compás to hammer rhythmically; llevar el compás to keep time; perder el compás to lose the beat; entraron a los compases de un vals they came in to the strains of a waltz; mantenemos el compás de espera we are still waiting
compás de 2 por 4 2/4 time
compás de vals waltz time
2 (Matemáticas) (also compás de puntas) compass; pair of compasses
3 (Náutica) compass
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