toque de silencio

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toque de silencio
A phrase is a group of words commonly used together (e.g once upon a time).
1. (military bugle call)
a. taps
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
Cuando el cornetista empezó tocar el toque de silencio, la madre del teniente fallecido rompió a llorar.When the bugle player started playing taps, the mother of the deceased lieutenant broke down.
b. last post (United Kingdom)
El primer ministro permaneció de pie solemnemente mientras cuatro cornetistas tocaban el toque de silencio durante el funeral del general.The prime minister stood solemnly while four bugle players played last post at the general's funeral.
c. lights-out
El soldado fue amonestado por encender una lámpara después del toque de silencio.The soldier was reprimanded for turning a lamp on after lights-out.
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