An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (producing a strong reaction)
a. espectacular
This was the most sensational murder trial of the century.Este fue el juicio por asesinato más espectacular del siglo.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
Susie arrived to the party wearing a sensational red dress.Susie llegó a la fiesta con un vestido rojo que causó sensación.
The sensational performance of the singer won her an award.La actuación de la cantante, que causó sensación, le valió un premio.
2. (intended to provoke excitement)
a. sensacionalista
The tabloids printed another sensational story this afternoon.Los periódicos populares publicaron otra noticia sensacionalista esta tarde.
3. (very good)
a. sensacional
You deserve an award for that sensational performance!¡Mereces un premio por esa interpretación sensacional!
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (exaggerated)
a. tremendista, sensacionalista
2. (excellent)
a. extraordinario(a), sensacional
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sensational [senˈseɪʃənl]
1 [+event] sensacional; [+fashion] que causa sensación
sensational murder espectacular asesinato (m)
2 [+film, novel, newspaper] sensacionalista
he gave a sensational account of the accident hizo un relato sensacionalista del accidente
3 (marvellous) sensacional; fantástico
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