ocaso
Listen to an audio pronunciation
Listen to an audio pronunciation
Listen to an audio pronunciation
ocaso(
oh
-
kah
-
soh
)
A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
1. (time of day)
a. sunset
Nos sentamos en el techo a ver el ocaso.We sat on the roof to watch the sunset.
b. sundown
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
Si vamos a pasar la noche aquí, tenemos que levantar la tienda antes del ocaso.If we're spending the night here, we must put up the tent before sundown.
2.
A word or phrase restricted in usage to literature or established writing (e.g. sex, once upon a time).
(literary)
(downfall)
a. decline
Sus malas decisiones financieras provocaron el ocaso de su negocio.His poor financial decisions led to the decline of his business.
b. twilight
A word or phrase restricted in usage to literature or established writing (e.g. sex, once upon a time).
(literary)
La novelista escribió su única poesía en el ocaso de su vida.The novelist wrote her only poem in the twilight of her life.
Copyright © Curiosity Media Inc.
ocaso
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (puesta del sol)
a. sunset
2. (decadencia)
a. decline
Copyright © 2006 Harrap Publishers Limited
ocaso
1 (Astronomía) [del sol] sunset; sundown; (EEUU) [de astro] setting
2 [de civilización] decline
en el ocaso de su vida in his declining years; in the twilight of his life liter; (liter)
3 (Geografía) west
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
Word Roots
Hover on a tile to learn new words with the same root.
Loading roots
Examplesloading
Learn Spanish with Fluencia
Try Fluencia, the new Spanish learning program from SpanishDict.
  • Fun and interactive
  • Highly effective
  • Easy to use
  • Works on any device
Start Learning