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Pronunciación: /blæŋk/

Traducción de blank en español:

adjective/adjetivo

  • 1.1 (empty) [page/space] en blanco; [façade] liso; [tape] virgen the screen went blank se fue la imagen (de la pantalla) my mind went blank me quedé en blanco see also blank check
    Example sentences
    • He would roam the streets looking for nice blank surfaces to paint the letter of the day on.
    • The blank background beautifully reflects the tonal differences, conjuring up the stark light of the Mediterranean and the murky tones of America.
    • In both photographs the inanimate face is shown in three-quarter profile facing right against a blank background.
    Example sentences
    • The police brought him in, gave him a blank sheet to write down what he did the day before, and then released him.
    • I start with a blank sheet of paper and I just write a sentence.
    • The four-page statement was printed on blank paper.
    Example sentences
    • It turned out that the tape was blank and had not been used to record the conversation.
    • I record my favourite songs onto blank tapes to play in the car and I normally do them by mood or genre.
    • He caught up with me later in the afternoon and pressed a blank tape into my hand and bashfully asked if I could make him a copy of it.
    1.2 (lifeless) a blank expression un rostro carente de expresión 1.3 (uncomprehending) he responded with blank silence por toda respuesta calló, perplejo he stared at me in blank amazement me miró perplejo 1.4 (uncompromising) [refusal/rejection] rotundo, tajante
    Example sentences
    • I don't believe that could happen today, one of my students sighed in blank refusal of this simple chain of reasoning.
    • What's interesting about the posts on the website is this blank refusal to accept the true nature of freedom of speech.
    • Those advisers who urged on him an expression of contrition as a way of finding closure met with a blank refusal.
    1.5 [Military/Militar] [ammunition] de fogueo

noun/nombre

  • 1.1 (empty space) espacio (masculine) en blanco fill in the blanks rellene los espacios en blanco can you guess the word? A, blank, blank, C, E ¿puedes adivinar la palabra? A, raya, raya, C, E he called me a blank idiot me llamó idiota de m … my mind was a complete blank me quedé totalmente en blanco 1.2 (form) impreso (masculine), formulario (masculine) 1.3 (card)[ naipe en blanco ] to draw a blank no obtener* ningún resultado, no conseguir* nada 1.4 (uncut key) llave (feminine) ciega 1.5 [Military/Militar] cartucho (masculine) de fogueo

Verbos con partícula

blank out

verb + object + adverb, verb + adverb + object/verbo + complemento + adverbio, verbo + adverbio + complemento
borrar

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