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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (husky)
a. harsh
"¡No pisen el césped!" dijo una voz bronca."Don't walk on the grass!" said a harsh voice.
La vieja tuba emitió un sonido estridente y bronco.The old tuba let out a shrill, harsh sound.
b. rasping
Para de gritar o te va a quedar la voz bronca otra vez.Stop screaming or you'll be left with a rasping voice again.
c. hoarse
Tengo la voz bronca porque anoche fumé muchos cigarrillos.I have a hoarse voice because last night I smoked a lot of cigarettes.
d. gravelly
El anciano hablaba con voz grave y bronca.The old man spoke in a deep, gravelly voice.
e. gruff
Me lesioné las cuerdas vocales y ahora mi voz suena bronca.I injured my vocal cords and now my voice sounds gruff.
2. (not smooth)
a. rough
Si la superficie es bronca, puedes lijarla.You can sand the surface if it's too rough.
b. coarse
Las rocas broncas no fueron erosionadas por el agua.The coarse rocks weren't eroded by water.
c. rugged (terrain)
La aplanadora emparejó el terreno bronco.The road roller leveled the rugged terrain.
3. (untamed)
a. unbroken
Un hombre valiente dio un paso al frente y se ofreció a intentar domar el semental bronco.A brave man stepped forward and volunteered to tame the unbroken stud.
b. wild
Los caballos broncos galopaban por la pradera.The wild horses galloped across the prairie.
4. (uncouth)
a. gruff
Los marineros que llegaron al pueblo eran broncos y violentos.The sailors who arrived in town were gruff and violent.
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (grave; voz)
a. harsh
2. (tos)
a. throaty
3. (brusco)
a. gruff, surly
4. (tosco)
a. rough
5. (paisaje, peñascos)
a. rugged
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1 [+superficie] rough; coarse
2 [+metal] brittle
3 [+voz] gruff; hoarse; (Música) rasping; harsh
4 [+actitud, porte] gruff; rude
5 [+caballo] unbroken
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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