entonar

entonar(
ehn
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toh
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nahr
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (music)
a. to sing
La niña entonó el himno nacional y el público guardó silencio.The girl sang the national anthem while the spectators remained silent.
b. to intone
Entramos a un monasterio budista donde los monjes entonaban oraciones.We entered a Buddhist monastery where the monks were intoning prayers.
c. to give (a note)
Como todas las piezas que vamos a cantar son a cappella, vamos a necesitar que alguien entone la primera nota.As all the pieces we're going to sing are a cappella, we'll need someone to give the first note.
2. (to vary the tone of)
a. to modulate
Todos entonamos la voz de acuerdo a la persona con quien hablamos.We all modulate our voice according to the person we are speaking to.
3. (to strengthen)
a. to tone up
La fisioterapeuta recomendó al paciente que entonara sus músculos nadando.The physical therapist recommended that the patient swim to tone up his muscles.
4. (to enliven)
a. to liven up
Este aderezo de naranja y nueces entonará tus ensaladas.This orange and walnut dressing will liven up your salads.
b. to perk up
Tómate un café para entonarte.Have a coffee to perk you up.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
5. (related to colors)
a. to match
Esta gama de azules no entona con el resto de colores de la habitación.This range of blues doesn't match the other colors in the room.
6. (to sing at the correct pitch)
a. to sing in tune
Los únicos requerimientos para ser miembro del coro son saber entonar y leer música.The only requirements to join the choir are to know how to read music and sing in tune.
entonarse
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
pronominal verb
7.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(to become more lively)
a. to perk up
En las tardes cuando empiezo a cansarme, me entono tomando té de jengibre.When I start getting tired in the afternoon, I perk up by drinking ginger tea.
8. (to drink alcohol)
a. to get tipsy
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
Julia se entonó rápidamente con el primer vaso de vino que tomó.Julia quickly got tipsy on the first glass of wine she drank.
b. to get merry
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(United Kingdom)
Llegué tarde a la fiesta así que me entoné tomando un poco de cerveza.I arrived late at the party so I got merry by drinking some beer.
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entonar
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (cantar)
a. to sing
2. (tonificar)
a. to pick up
esta sopa te entonaráthis soup will do you the world of good
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
3. (al cantar)
a. to sing in tune
4. (armonizar)
a.
entonar (con algo)to match (something)
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
pronominal verb
5. (general)
a. to become tipsy o merry
se entonó con una copa de oportohe took a glass of port as a pick-me-up
entonar
transitive verb
1 (Música) [+canción] to intone; sing; (afinando) to sing in tune; [+voz] to modulate; [+nota] to give; set; [+órgano] to blow
2 [+alabanzas] to sound
3 (Med) to tone up
4 (Arte) (Fotografía) to tone
5 (vigorizar) to liven up; enliven; invigorate
intransitive verb
1 (Música) (cantar) to intone (formal); sing; (cantar afinadamente) to be in tune;con with;
2 [+colores] to match
pronominal verb
entonarse
1 (mejorarse)
toma, un cafecito para entonarte here's a nice cup of coffee to pick o perk you up
2 (animarse) to perk up
3 (engreírse) to get arrogant; give o.s. airs
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