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British English: /ˈhɛvi/
American English: /ˈhɛvi/

Translation of heavy in Italian:


  • 1 (having weight)
    (person, load, bag, parcel)
    to be too heavy to lift
    essere troppo pesante da sollevare o per poter essere sollevato
    to make something heavier
    appesantire qualcosa
    he's 5 kg heavier than me
    pesa 5 chili più di me
    how heavy are you? to be heavy with young
    essere gravido
  • 4 [figurative] (weighty, ponderous)
    (movement, step)
    pesante, appesantito
    (irony, humour, responsibility)
    my legs feel heavy
    mi sento le gambe pesanti
    his eyelids began to get heavy
    le palpebre cominciarono a farglisi pesanti
    with a heavy heart
    con il cuore gonfio o a malincuore
    to be a heavy sleeper a heavy thud a heavy blow
    un colpo pesante
    “you told me,” he said with heavy emphasis
    “sei stato tu a dirmelo”, disse con grande enfasi
    the going is heavy
    si procede a fatica (also figurative)
    the interview was heavy going (slow, hard work)
  • 5 (abundant)
    (traffic, gunfire)
    (charge, investment)
    pesante, importante
    to be a heavy drinker, smoker security was heavy
    le misure di sicurezza erano molto strette
    heavy trading on the stock market
    transazioni intense in borsa valori
    to have a heavy workload
    avere un pesante carico di lavoro
    to be heavy on (use a lot of) (person)
    andarci pesante con o avere la mano pesante con (ingredient, perfume)
    consumare una grande quantità di (fuel)
    (contain a lot of) essere ricco di (humour, ingredient)
  • 11 (difficult, serious)
    (book, paper, film, lecture)
    pesante, impegnativo
    his article is o makes heavy reading
    il suo articolo è pesante da leggere
  • 12 (loaded)to be heavy with
    (air, branch, atmosphere)
    essere carico di (perfume, flowers, resentment)
    a remark heavy with meaning
    un'osservazione carica di significato


  • (weigh)
    time hung heavy on her hands
    le sembrava che il tempo non passasse mai


  • 2 (British English) (newspaper)
    giornale (masculine) serio


things started to get heavy

(threatening) le cose cominciarono a mettersi male
(serious, intellectual) la cosa si fece difficile
(sexual) la situazione cominciò a farsi pesante
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