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ham

ham(
hahm
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
noun
1. (culinary)
a. el jamón
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
The host served ham as a starter.El anfitrión sirvió jamón como entrante.
2. (actor)
a. el actor histriónico
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
, la actora histriónica
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(F)
Cantinflas was a well-known ham.Cantinflas fue un actor histriónico bien conocido.
b. el comicastro
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
, la comicastro
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(F)
Why do you want to see a film with that old ham in it?¿Por qué quieres ver una película de ese comicastro?
3. (overacting)
a. el histrionismo
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
Mark's performance was pure ham.La interpretación de Mark no era más que histrionismo.
4. (radio)
a. el radioaficionado
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
, la radioaficionada
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(F)
Any ham will recognize this call sign.Cualquier radioaficionado reconocerá este distintivo de llamada.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
5. (to overact)
a. sobreactuar
The director told the actor to stop hamming.El director le dijo al actor que dejara de sobreactuar.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
6. (to overact)
a. exagerar
Theater actors often ham their performance to get through to the audience.Los actores de teatro muchas veces exageran su actuación para conectar con el público.
hams
A plural noun indicates that there is more than one person, place, thing, or idea.
plural noun
7.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(anatomy)
a. las ancas
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(F)
If you want to jump higher, you need to strengthen your hams.Si quieres saltar más alto, necesitas fortalecer las ancas.
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ham
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
Noun
1. (meat)
a. el jamón
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
2. (colloquial)
a. la actor exagerado, actriz exagerada
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(F)
(actor)
ham actingsobreactuación f, histrionismo m
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
3. (colloquial)
a. (of actor)
to ham it upsobreactuar
ham [hæm]
noun
1 (Cookery) jamón (m)
2 hams (Anat) nalgas (f)
3 (Teat) (also ham actor) comicastro (m); actor (m) histriónico;(also ham actress) actriz (f) histriónica
4 (radio ham) radioaficionadoaradioaficionada (m) (f);a radioaficionada
intransitive verb
(Teat) actuar de una manera exagerada or melodramática
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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