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pregón

pregón(
preh
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gohn
)
A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
masculine noun
1. (public notice)
a. proclamation
El pregón anunciaba al pueblo que el ladrón de ganado había sido detenido.The proclamation informed the people that the cattle thief had been arrested.
b. announcement
Los acontecimientos importantes se comunicaban mediante pregón en la plaza.The important events were communicated by an announcement in the square.
2. (commerce)
a. cry
Cuando no existía la tele, el pregón de los vendedores era la única manera de que los comerciantes se publicitaron.Before TV existed, the vendors' cry was the only way for merchants to market themselves.
3. (oral address that starts an event)
a. opening speech
Tras el pregón del alcalde, lanzaron el chupinazo y la fiesta dio comienzo.Following the mayor's opening speech, a rocket was launched and the festival started.
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pregón
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
Noun
1. (bando)
a. proclamation, announcement
2. (discurso)
a. speech
pregón
(proclama) proclamation; announcement by town crier; (by town crier) (Com) street cry; vendor's cry
pregón de las fiestas local festival opening speech
pregón literario de un acto
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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