Hay 2 definiciones de keen en inglés:

keen1

Saltos de línea: keen
Pronunciación: /kiːn
 
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adjetivo

  • 3British (Of activity or feeling) intense: there could be keen competition to provide the service
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    • Among Earnhardt's many passions was a keen love of deer hunting, fishing, and recreational activities.
    • Cricket was my keen interest, my passion and my everlasting love.
    • The league is set to provide a lot of interest and keen competition among the enthusiasts.
    Sinónimos
  • 3(Of prices) very low; competitive: we offer extremely keen rates
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    • Most well-run companies will have mainstream costs under control and will have professional buyers negotiating keen prices for all raw materials.
    • Prices are keen, starting at €19,500 for the 1.4 litre saloon and an extra €200 for the estate body.
    • Ex-company cars at two to three years old can represent very good value for money if bought at keen prices, as they will have been serviced regularly under a lease plan.
  • 4 [predic.] North American informal , • dated Excellent: I would soon fly to distant stars—how keen!

Frases

(as) keen as mustard

British informal Extremely eager or enthusiastic.
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  • He was keen as mustard to go and help, but we have been missing him and he's been missing us.
  • Being keen as mustard, we decided to walk from the station to the hotel.
  • Smith is just 21 and an emerging talent; bright-eyed, bushy-tailed, keen as mustard.

Derivativos

keenly

adverbio
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  • He was keenly aware of the terrible dangers of the atomic age and did his best to warn the world.
  • Nowhere is the pathos of this tradition felt more keenly than in the post-colonial world.
  • You observe personal relationships keenly and express yourself in subtle terms.

Origen

Old English cēne 'wise, clever', also 'brave, daring', of Germanic origin; related to Dutch koen and German kühn 'bold, brave'. Current senses date from Middle English.

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Palabra del día coloratura
Pronunciación: ˌkɒlərəˈtjʊərə
noun
elaborate ornamentation of a vocal melody

Hay 2 definiciones de keen en inglés:

keen2

Saltos de línea: keen
Pronunciación: /kiːn
 
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  • 1Wail in grief for a dead person: the body of Johnny was taken by his own people who keened over him (as adjective keening) their keening womenfolk
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    • She could hear voices speaking in soothing tones, but Anna keened and wailed, and Kathleen tried not to imagine the scene on the other side of the door.
    • Act Three ends powerfully, with the village in flames, good Soviet citizens hanging by their necks, and keening women, including one who is given a ‘mad scene’ of sorts.
    • They cried, they keened, they wailed.
  • 1.1 (usually as noun keening) Make an eerie wailing sound: the keening of the cold night wind
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    • Her seminal musical works use what are called extended vocal techniques, such as overtone and throat singing, yodeling, keening, percussive sounds, and micro-tonality.
    • Then there was the high keening wail of the emergency vehicles.
    • His pleasantly keening voice is just not enough.

sustantivo

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  • An Irish funeral song accompanied by wailing in lamentation for the dead.

Derivativos

keener

sustantivo
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  • The Wangs spent a total of 1,000 yuan on hiring the keeners, all poor men and women who were mobilized to form a band on their own.
  • In the end the keeners stalked the funeral processions screaming and shrieking all the more like vengeful banshees and had to be chased by the priests and their acolytes brandishing huge sticks and launching rocks in their direction.

Origen

mid 19th century: from Irish caoinim 'I wail'.

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