desentonar(
dehs
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ehn
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toh
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nahr
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An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
1. (to contrast)
a. to be out of place
La decoración es moderna y minimalista. Creo que ese sofá de cuero va a desentonar.The decoration is modern and minimalist. I think that leather couch will be out of place.
b. to clash
Me parece que el amarillo desentona con el fondo azul y blanco.I think yellow clashes with the white and blue background.
2. (to be inappropriate)
a. to be out of place
Me parece que tu chiste verde desentonó.I think your dirty joke was out of place.
3. (to be off tune)
a. to be out of tune (instrument)
Esta viola desentona con frecuencia.This viola is frequently out of tune.
b. to sing out of tune (singer)
Yo siempre desentono cuando tengo que cantar las notas agudas.I always sing out of tune when I have to sing the high notes.
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desentonar
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
1. (music)
a. to sing out of tune
2. (instrumento)
a. to be out of tune
3. (color, cortinas, edificio)
a. to clash
4. (persona, modales)
a. to be out of place
desentonar
intransitive verb
1 (no encajar) [+persona, comentario] to be out of place; [+colores] to clash;con with
para no desentonar so as to do the right thing; so as to fall into line; el edificio desentona con el entorno the building doesn't fit in with the surroundings
2 (Música) to be out of tune
pronominal verb
desentonarse to raise one's voice angrily
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