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A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
masculine noun
1. (movement of the head up and down)
a. nodding
Lorna, mi copiloto, se estaba quedando dormida. Lo noté por el cabeceo.Lorna, my co-driver, was falling asleep. I could tell by her nodding.
b. nods
Observé mucho cabeceo entre los asistentes cuando dije que necesitábamos erradicar el racismo de nuestro barrio.I saw a lot of nods in the audience when I said that we needed to eradicate racism from our district.
2. (nautical)
a. pitch
El mar estaba picado y el cabeceo del barco hacía que me mareara.The ocean was choppy, and the pitch of the boat was making me seasick.
3. (horseback riding)
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
"Furia" estaba nerviosa y yo no sabía evitar su cabeceo."Fury" was nervous, and I couldn't prevent her from tossing her head.
La yegua dio un cabeceo y se encabritó.The mare tossed her head and reared up.
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A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (con sueño)
a. nodding
2. (de caballo)
a. tossing
1 (al dormir) nod; (negativa) shake of the head; [de caballo] toss of the head;
2 [de un barco] pitching; [de un carruaje] lurching; lurch; [de una carga] shifting; slipping
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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