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División en sílabas: um·brel·la
Pronunciación: /ˌəmˈbrelə

Definición de umbrella en inglés:


1A device consisting of a circular canopy of cloth on a folding metal frame supported by a central rod, used as protection against rain or sometimes sun.
Example sentences
  • Yet as I pack a bag to hold water and umbrellas and tissue paper, I'm quite aware that the three hours will not feel like that.
  • If your container leaks onto the table too much when you water it, remove the umbrella and move the container to the patio floor.
  • She decided to open the umbrella once Soo Lin turned to face her, so the umbrella would expand in her face.
2A protecting force or influence: the American nuclear umbrella over the West
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • At the time, certain police cadres inside the Fuzhou City government provided a protective umbrella for those evil forces who were not brought to justice for a long time.
  • That is why they have forces in South Korea and have provided a defence umbrella for Japan so it would not re-arm.
  • But that doesn't mean that they're all tied together and under the umbrella of one huge force.
2.1A screen of fighter aircraft or antiaircraft artillery.
Example sentences
  • Only when they saw the umbrella of anti-aircraft blossoms did they realize the truth.
  • Streaming contrails, the Thunderbolts lazily S-turned over the bomber formation - providing an umbrella for the lumbering Boeings.
  • After the war ended, they moved the umbrella to the edge of the Canal where it would be more effective against the IAF.
3 [usually as modifier] A thing that includes or contains many different elements or parts: an umbrella organization
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • I now consider these women's engagement in the wider context of the national Catholic umbrella organization, the mfSVM.
  • Autism is an umbrella term covering a wide variety of disorders that cause a huge range of different symptoms in different people.
  • These are umbrella terms, which cover several specific conditions.
aegis, auspices, patronage, protection, guardianship, support, backing, agency, guidance, care, charge, responsibility, cover
4 Zoology The gelatinous disk of a jellyfish, which it contracts and expands to move through the water.
Example sentences
  • The mouth is usually on the concave side, and the tentacles originate on the rim of the umbrella.
  • The only opening in a jellyfish is the mouth which everyone sees when they look at the umbrella of the jellyfish.
  • Right under that umbrella is the mouth.


early 17th century: from Italian ombrella, diminutive of ombra 'shade', from Latin umbra (see umbra).



Example sentences
  • The umbrellaed tables in the cafe-lounge are separated from the dining room by sheer curtains which billow like giant sails on a calm sea.
  • The downtown restaurant with its umbrellaed tables reminded Marianna of a teacup ride stuck in time.
  • This was also at the time when the twenty or so publishing houses were being umbrellaed by big business.


Example sentences
  • Salix caprea ‘Kilmarnock’ is a small deciduous tree (reaching about 6ft tall with a similar spread) with an umbrella-like crown of weeping, yellow-brown branches that emerge from the top of a bare trunk.
  • Just as the crooked mass of shiny-leafed buttonbush, and even the swamp dwelling mayapple - its umbrella-like leaves shading sweet yellow fruit - need fire's fertilizing hand, so too does the wildlife.
  • Since then the plant has slowly grown to its full height of 2. 23m and the single umbrella-like petal finally unfurled early yesterday morning.

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