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grito
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A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
1. (yell)
a. shout
Le di un grito para avisarle que había un hoyo.I gave him a shout to warn him that there was a hole in the ground.
b. scream (of pain)
Escuché un grito proveniente de la tienda de campaña del soldado herido.I heard a scream coming from the wounded soldier's tent.
c. cry (of happiness or terror)
Dio un grito de alegría al vernos.He let out a cry of happiness when he saw us.
2. (sound of an animal)
a. cry
En la distancia se escuchaban los gritos de los cuervos.We could hear the cries of the crows in the distance.
b. call
De niños solíamos imitar el grito de la perdiz.As children, we used to imitate a partridge's call.
3. (plea)
a. cry
Sus repetidos intentos de suicidio no son otra cosa que un grito de auxilio.Her repeated suicide attempts are nothing but a cry for help.
4. (history)
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
a. proclamation
El 10 de agosto de 1809, se produjo el primer grito de independencia en Ecuador.On August 10, 1809 the first independence proclamation took place in Ecuador.
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grito
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (chillido)
a. shout
2. (de dolor, miedo)
a. cry, scream
3. (de sorpresa, de animal)
a. cry
se escuchaban los gritos de los manifestantesyou could hear the demonstrators chanting
dar o pegar un gritoto shout o scream (out)
4. (colloquial)
a.
a grito limpio o peladoat the top of one's voice
hablar a gritosto shout, to talk at the top of one's voice
5. (fig)
a.
pedir algo a gritosto be crying out for something
6. (colloquial)
a.
poner el grito en el cieloto hit the roof
ser el último gritoto be the latest fashion o craze, to be the in thing
grito de dolorcry of pain
grito de guerrawar o battle cry
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grito
1 (voz alta) shout; (chillido) scream; [de animal] cry; sound
a gritos at the top of one's voice; ¡no des esos gritos! stop shouting like that!; llorar a gritos to weep and wail; pegar o lanzar un grito to cry out; gritos de protesta shouts of protest
poner el grito en el cielo to scream blue murder (familiar)
pedir algo a gritos
esa chica está pidiendo un corte de pelo a gritos that girl badly needs a haircut
a grito pelado at the top of one's voice
es el último grito it's the very latest; it's the latest thing
es el último grito del lujo it's the last word in luxury
a voz en grito at the top of one's voice
2 (abucheo) jeer
3 (Latinoamérica) proclamation
el grito de Dolores the proclamation of Mexican independence (1810)
grito de independencia proclamation of independence
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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