Definición de dolly en inglés:

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Pronunciación: /ˈdɒli/

sustantivo (plural dollies)

1A child’s word for a doll.
Oraciones de ejemplo
  • She jumped on mats that sang, put dollies to bed, chose a dolls' house to take home and finally she waited patiently next to her grandfather as two baskets of chocolate eggs were paid for; one for her and one for her baby brother.
  • Each child got a present that had been chosen for them, and it was fabulous to see all of the little girls pushing their new dollies in their new dolly prams and the boys driving their remote control Hummers.
  • I whine like a little baby girl who just had her favorite dolly taken away from her.
1.1 informal, dated An attractive but unintelligent young woman.
Oraciones de ejemplo
  • It has recently come to my attention that you have been spuriously promising your vast readership pictures of young dolly songbirds in a state of total undress.
  • Whether they were their wives or some dolly they picked up along the way is unclear.
2A small platform on wheels used for holding heavy objects, typically film or television cameras: [as modifier]: a dolly shot
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • Nearly a quarter of the film's movement - dollies, crane shots - are synthetic.
  • The town is all one set, and at the end of the film, when he dollies in on Doc Halliday's tombstone, he takes care to put a tiny wagon train heading west in the background of the shot.
  • The camera dollies in slightly, then cuts to a close-up of her and tilts down to the page, upon which she is drawing crude crosses in red ink.
3 Cricket , informal An easy catch: he fumbled a dolly at slip
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • Even his bucket hands appeared to have sprung a leak as he put down a waist-high dolly at second slip.
  • In the third over after the resumption, he flinched a dolly to short midwicket.
  • In contrast our bowlers did well to keep us in it for so long and if we hadn't dropped a dolly catch it could have been a different story.
4 historical A short wooden pole for stirring clothes in a washtub.

verbo (dollies, dollying, dollied)

[no object, with adverbial of direction]
(Of a film or television camera) be moved on a mobile platform in a specified direction: the camera dollies back to reveal hundreds of people
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • He shoots in lush 35 mm for once, dollying his camera around at just the right moments and placing his lens at just the right length for maximum suspense.
  • Move with your camera and take tracking or dollying shots.
  • Finally I want to exclude widescreen films (which were phased in in 1953 and 1954), on the theory that they initially reduced the perceived need for panning and dollying.


full up to dolly's wax

Australian /NZ informal Having eaten to one’s limits or satisfaction: they would all eat until they were full up to dolly’s wax
With reference to the wax heads of 19th-century dolls
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • It had been weeks since we were full up to dolly's wax.
  • Edna asked Harry if he'd had enough to eat. "I'm full up to Dolly's wax," Harry would say.
  • Fay's father told her it was fine to be full up to dolly's wax.

Palabras que riman con dolly

Barbirolli, brolly, collie, folly, golly, holly, jolly, lolly, Mollie, molly, nollie, Ollie, polly, poly, trolley, volley, wally

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