copla
feminine noun
1. folksong, popular song (canción)
  • ya está otra vez con la misma copla (figurative) -> he's back on his hobbyhorse
2. verse, stanza (estrofa)

copla [co’-plah]
noun
1. A certain number of consonant verses, a couplet; a stanza of four lines, of eight or eleven syllables, the second and fourth lines rhyming; by extension, short rhymes. (f)
2. A sarcastic hint or remark, a lampoon. (f)
3. Ballad. (Province; Provinicial) (f)
  • Echar coplas de repente -> to talk nonsense
  • Andar en coplas -> to be on everyone’s lips
  • Echar coplas a uno -> to speak ill of someone

copla
1 (Literat) verse esp of 4 lines; (esp of 4 lines)
2 (Música) popular song; ballad;coplas verses
hacer coplas to write verse
andar en coplas to be the talk of the town
la misma copla the same old song (familiar)
quedarse con la copla
¿os vais quedando con la copla? do you follow?; do you get my drift?
Como no tengáis control sanitario se os va a caer algo más que el pelo y los algodones. [¿Os vais quedando con la copla?]
no valen coplas it's no use your arguing o apologizing
coplas de ciego doggerel
3 (Latinoamérica) (Técnica) pipe joint

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