instrumental
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instrumental(
ihn
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struh
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mehn
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tuhl
)
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (music)
a. instrumental
The composer is better known for his intrumental pieces than his songs.El compositor es más conocido por sus piezas instrumentales que por sus canciones.
2. (influential)
a. decisivo
This meeting was instrumental in bringing about an end to the war.Esta reunión fue decisiva para poner fin a la guerra.
b.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
Universities were instrumental in the country's technological development.Las universidades desempeñaron un papel decisivo en el desarrollo tecnológico del país.
Williams was instrumental in getting this law approved by Congress.Williams jugó un papel decisivo a la hora de lograr que el congreso aprobara esta ley.
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
3. (music)
a. la pieza instrumental
(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).
Most of the tracks on the album are vocal, but there are a couple of instrumentals.La mayoría de los temas del álbum son vocales, pero hay un par de piezas instrumentales.
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instrumental
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (music)
a. el (pieza f) instrumental
(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).
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
2. (general)
a. fundamental
she was instrumental in negotiating the agreementdesempeñó un papel fundamental en la negociación del acuerdo
3. (music)
a. instrumental
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instrumental [ˌɪnstrʊˈmentl]
adjective
1
to be instrumental in contribuir decisivamente a; she had been instrumental in getting him the job ella contribuyó decisivamente a que consiguiera el empleo; I was instrumental in bringing Lisa and Danny together yo hice que Liza y Danny se conocieran
2 [+music, piece] instrumental
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instrumental
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instrumental(
eens
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troo
-
mehn
-
tahl
)
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (music)
a. instrumental
El cantante se bajó del escenario cuando la banda tocó una canción instrumental.The singer got off the stage while the band played an instrumental song.
2. (legal)
a. documentary
El demandante presentó prueba instrumental que apoyaba su caso.The plaintiff presented documentary evidence that supported his case.
A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
3. (tools)
a. instruments
Cuando terminó la clase, los alumnos de química limpiaron el instrumental de laboratorio.When the class was over, the chemistry students cleaned the laboratory instruments.
4. (grammar)
a. instrumental case
Hoy aprendimos a declinar los sustantivos en el instrumental.Today we learned how to decline nouns in the instrumental case.
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instrumental
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (general)
a. instrumental
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
2. (general)
a. instruments
instrumental médicosurgical instruments
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instrumental
adjective
1 (Música) instrumental
2 (Jur)
prueba instrumental documentary evidence
1 (conjunto de instrumentos) instruments
plural
; (p)
set of instruments
el instrumental de laboratorio the laboratory instruments; el instrumental quirúrgico the surgical instruments
2 (Lingüística) instrumental; instrumental case
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