interval
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interval
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (period)
a. el intervalo
(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).
There was a short interval of quiet when the construction workers ate their lunch.Hubo un intervalo de silencio mientras los albañiles comían.
2. (distance)
a. el intervalo
(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).
The roof of the temple rests upon stone pillars placed at 3-meter intervals.El techo del templo se apoya en columnas de piedra, colocadas a intervalos de 3 metros.
b. el espacio
(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).
The interval between the two rods should not be greater than 1.5 inches.El espacio entre las dos varillas no debe ser mayor a 1.5 pulgadas.
3. (music)
a. el intervalo
(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).
A dominant seventh chord always contains the interval of a tritone.Un acorde de séptima de dominante siempre contiene el intervalo de un tritono.
4. (film, theater) (United Kingdom)
a. el intermedio
(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).
There will be tea and biscuits outside during the interval.Durante el intermedio, se servirán té y galletas fuera de la sala.
b. el entreacto
(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).
Charles couldn't wait for the interval, and he had to make a dash for the toilet in the middle of the aria.Charles no pudo esperar el entreacto y tuvo que salir corriendo para el baño en mitad del aria.
5. (sports) (United Kingdom)
a. el descanso
(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).
Manchester United was down 2-1 at the interval.Manchester United iba perdiendo 2-1 en el descanso.
b. el entretiempo
(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).
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
During the interval, some players argued with the referee.En el entretiempo, algunos jugadores discutieron con el referí.
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interval
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (of time, space)
a. el intervalo
(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).
(music)
at regular intervalsa intervalos regulares
rainy weather with sunny intervalstiempo lluvioso con intervalos soleados
2. (at cinema) (United Kingdom)
a. el intermedio m, descanso
(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).
3. (at theater)
a. el entreacto m, intermedio
(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).
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interval [ˈɪntəvəl]
noun
1 (in time, space) intervalo (m); (Teat) intermedio (m); (more formally) entreacto (m); (Dep) (half time) descanso (m)
at intervals (in time) a intervalos; (in space) a intervalos; cada cierta distancia
the pain comes back at intervals he lay on the bed, sitting up at intervals to drink
white stones were placed at intervals along the edges of the path
at regular intervals (in time, space) a intervalos regulares; baste the meat at intervals of 15 minutes or at 15-minute intervals rocíe la carne con su jugo cada 15 minutos; sunny intervals claros (m); there was an interval for meditation se hizo una pausa para la meditación
2 (Mús) intervalo (m)
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