chillón
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chillón(
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yohn
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (strident)
a. shrill
De repente una voz chillona nos dijo que tuviéramos cuidado.All of a sudden a shrill voice told us to beware.
El grito chillón de la arpía era ensordecedor.The shrill cry of the harpy was deafening.
b. piercing
Los alumnos sabían que el profesor estaba enfadado por el tono chillón de su voz.The students could tell their teacher was angry by the piercing tone of his voice.
2. (too bright)
a. loud
El rosa chillón de su vestido contrastaba con su blanca piel.The loud pink of her dress contrasted with her pale skin.
b. gaudy
El color chillón de este jugo me hace pensar que no es natural.The gaudy color of this juice makes me think it's not natural.
c. lurid
Ese rojo se ve muy chillón, preferiría algo más apagado para la cocina.That red is very lurid; I'd prefer something more muted for the kitchen.
d. garish
El cartel estaba pintado de verde chillón para llamar la atención de los viandantes.The sign was painted a garish green to draw the attention of passersby.
3.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(boisterous)
a. noisy
La vendedora chillona del mercado me levantó dolor de cabeza.The noisy seller in the market started giving me a headache.
4.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(moaning)
Regionalism used in Central America: Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, and Panama
(Central America)
Regionalism used in Chile
(Chile)
Regionalism used in Mexico
(Mexico)
Regionalism used in Peru
(Peru)
a. whiner
Tu jefe es muy chillón. Siempre se anda quejando, pero nunca ayuda a hacer las cosas.Your boss is such a whiner. He's always complaining, but never helps to get things done.
This means that the noun can be masculine or feminine, depending on the gender of person it refers to (e.g. el doctor, la doctora).
5.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(moaning person)
Regionalism used in Central America: Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, and Panama
(Central America)
Regionalism used in Chile
(Chile)
Regionalism used in Mexico
(Mexico)
Regionalism used in Peru
(Peru)
a. whiner
Eres un chillón. Solo ha sido un corte de nada.That's just a small cut, you whiner!
6.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(boisterous person)
a. loudmouth
¿Ese chillón no puede hablar en voz baja? Va a despertar al bebé.That loudmouth can't lower his voice? He's going to wake up the baby.
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chillón
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (voz)
a. piercing
2. (persona)
a. noisy, screeching
3. (color)
a. loud, gaudy
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
4. (general)
a. noisy person
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chillónona chillona
adjective
1 [+persona] loud; shrill; noisy
2 [+sonido, tono] shrill
el sonido chillón del chino cantonés La tristeza de sus palabras se perdían en aquel tono chillón de su voz
3 [+color] loud; garish; lurid
un naranja chillón a loud o garish o lurid orange colour
unos carteles de amarillo chillón .Toussaint al piano, vestido de color chillón y sombrero
4 (Latinoamérica) (quejumbroso) moaning; whingeing (familiar)
(Latinoamérica)
1 (quejón) moaner; whinger
2 (gritón) loudmouth (familiar)
chillón
(Técnica) small nail; panel pin; finishing nail; (EEUU)
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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