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volley

volley(
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A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
noun
1. (sports)
a. la volea
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(F)
The quick volley flew past the player before she could react.La rápida volea pasó volando junto a la jugadora antes de que pudiera reaccionar.
b. el voleo
(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).
(M)
The volleyball team practiced serves and volleys in today's training.El equipo de vóleibol practicó saques y voleos en el entrenamiento de hoy.
2. (onslaught)
a. la lluvia
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(F)
The protesters threw a volley of stones at the government building.Los manifestantes lanzaron una lluvia de piedras al edificio gubernamental.
b. el torrente
(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).
(M)
The comedian was so awful that he was met with a volley of insults.El comediante era tan malo que fue recibido con un torrente de insultos.
c. la descarga
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(F)
The artillery fired volley after volley at the fort.La artillería disparó una descarga tras otra hacia el fuerte.
d. la descarga cerrada
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(F)
The enemy forces fired a volley of arrows over the castle wall.Las fuerzas enemigas dispararon una descarga cerrada de flechas sobre la muralla del castillo.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
3. (to hit in the air)
a. volear
Federer volleyed the ball from right in front of the net.Federer voleó la pelota desde muy cerca de la red.
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volley
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
Noun
1. (of gunfire)
a. la ráfaga
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(F)
2. (of blows, stones)
a. la lluvia
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(F)
3. (fig)
a. el torrente
(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).
(M)
(of insults)
4. (in tennis, soccer)
a. la volea
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(F)
volley [ˈvɒlɪ]
noun
1 [of shots] descarga (f) (cerrada); [of applause] salva (f); [of stones, objects] lluvia (f); [of insults] torrente (m)
2 (Tennis) volea (f)
transitive verb
1 [+abuse, insults] dirigir;at a
2 (Tennis) volear
intransitive verb
(Mil) lanzar una descarga
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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