An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (general)
a. momentáneo
You'll feel some momentary pain when I inject the anesthetic.Experimentarás un dolor momentáneo cuando inyecte la anestesia.
b. pasajero
I had some momentary doubts on my wedding day, but my best man convinced me to let go of them.Tuve unas dudas pasajeras el día de mi boda, pero mi padrino me convenció a soltarlas.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
There can be momentary confusion while the referee makes a call.Puede haber un momento de confusión mientras el árbitro toma una decisión.
There was a momentary silence before the heavy rain started.Hubo un momento de silencio antes de que empezó a llover fuerte.
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (general)
a. momentáneo(a)
momentary [ˈməʊməntərɪ]
[+hesitation, silence, weakness] momentáneo; [+feeling] pasajero
there was a momentary lapse in the conversation I caught a momentary glimpse of a face behind the curtain
there was a momentary calm hubo un momento de calma
there was a momentary surge of excitement there was a momentary burst of activity a momentary feeling of helplessness came over him
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