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grave

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grave(
grah
-
beh
)
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
adjective
1. (critical)
a. serious
Nos enfrentamos a una situación grave que requiere cambios estructurales profundos.We are facing a serious situation that requires profound structural changes.
b. grave
Cometió un error muy grave pero supo rectificar a tiempo.He made a very grave mistake but was able to rectify it in time.
2. (very sick)
a. seriously ill
Los medios de comunicación han informado de que está grave.The media has reported him as being seriously ill.
3. (solemn)
a. grave
Me informó de su dimisión con expresión grave.She informed me of her resignation with a grave expression.
4. (bass)
a. deep (voice)
Tiene una voz grave y aterciopelada.He has a deep and velvety voice.
b. low (note)
Me cuesta llegar a las notas graves.It's hard for me to reach the low notes.
5. (grammar)
a. grave (accent)
El acento grave no existe en el español actual.The grave accent is not used in today's Spanish.
b. stressed on the penultimate syllable (word)
"Casa" es una palabra grave."Casa" is a word that is stressed on the penultimate syllable.
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grave
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
adjective
1. (enfermedad, situación, error)
a. serious
2. (estilo)
a. formal
estar graveto be seriously ill
presenta heridas graveshe is seriously injured
su semblante grave impone respetoher serious features inspire respect
3. (sonido, voz)
a. low, deep
4. (grammar)
a. stressed on the second-last syllable
5. (tilde)
a. grave
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
Noun
6. (grammar)
a. word stressed on the second-last syllable
grave
adjective
1 (Med) [+enfermedad, estado] serious
estar grave to be seriously ill; hubo 20 heridos graves there were 20 people seriously injured
2 (serio) serious; (importante) important; momentous
la situación es grave the situation is serious
un deber muy grave me es muy grave tener que
3 [+carácter] serious; dignified
y otros hombres graves and other worthy men
4 (Música) [+nota, tono] low; deep; [+voz] deep
5 (Lingüística) [+acento] grave; [+palabra] stressed on the penultimate syllable
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