son
ver ser
masculine noun
1. sound (sonido)
  • bailar al son que le tocan (figurative) -> to toe the line
2. = Cuban song and dance of African origin (canción y baile)
en son de
prepositional phrase
also:
  • en son de paz -> in peace
  • lo dijo en son de burla -> he said it as a taunt

son [sohn]
noun
1. Sound, noise, report, tale, reason, mode. (m)
  • En son -> in such a manner, apparently
  • Sin ton ni son -> without rhyme or reason
  • A son de qué -> for what reason
  • A son -> at or to the sound of
  • Bailar a cualquier son -> to be easily moved by affection or passion
  • Al son de la marcha nupcial -> to the sounds of the wedding march
  • Bailar uno al son que le tocan -> to adapt oneself to circumstances
  • Bailar sin son, to be exceedingly eager. ¿A qué son -> with what motive
2. Cuban folk song and dance. (Caribbean) (m)
3. Style, manner. (m)

son
1 (Música) (sonido) sound; (sonido agradable) pleasant sound
al son de to the sound of; a los sones de la marcha nupcial to the strains of the wedding march
2 (rumor) rumour; rumor; (EEUU)
corre el son de que ... there is a rumour o rumor going round that ...; (EEUU)
3 (estilo) manner; style
¿a qué son? ¿a son de qué? why on earth?
en son de as; like; en son de broma as o for a joke; en son de paz in peace; en son de guerra in a warlike fashion
lo dijo en son de riña
no vienen en son de protesta they haven't come with the idea of complaining; por este son in this way; sin son for no reason at all
4 (Latinoamérica) Afro-Cuban dance and tune
son huasteco (México) folk song from Veracruz
son

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