A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
masculine noun
1. (sound)
a. buzz (of an insect)
Puedo escuchar el zumbido de una abeja cerca.I can hear the buzz of a bee nearby.
b. buzzing (of an insect)
El zumbido del mosquito me está volviendo loca.The buzzing of mosquitos is driving me crazy.
c. hum (of a machine)
En la ciudad se escucha el zumbido de los carros todo el día.You can hear the hum of cars in the city all day long.
d. whirring (of a machine)
El zumbido del ventilador no me dejaba concentrarme en mi trabajo.The whirring of the fan wouldn't let me focus on my work.
e. humming (of a machine or in one's ear)
Tengo un zumbido en el oído que no se quita con nada.I have a humming in my ear that won't go away.
f. ringing (in one's ear)
La explosión me dejó un zumbido en los oídos que duró horas.The explosion left a ringing in my ears that lasted for hours.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g., skinny, grandma).
a. punch
Le dieron tal zumbido que perdió el conocimiento.They gave him such a punch that he lost consciousness.
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A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (de insecto)
a. buzz, buzzing
2. (de máquina)
a. whirr, whirring
1 [de insecto] buzz(ing); [de máquina] hum(ming); whirr(ing)
zumbido de oídos buzzing in the ears; ringing in the ears
2 (puñetazo) punch; biff (familiar)
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