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American English: /blæŋk/
British English: /blaŋk/

Translation of blank in Spanish:


  • 1 (empty)
    en blanco
    the screen went blank
    se fue la imagen (de la pantalla)
    my mind went blank
    me quedé en blanco
    see alsoblank 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.
  • 2 (lifeless) a blank expression
    un rostro carente de expresión
  • 3 (uncomprehending) he responded with blank silence
    por toda respuesta calló, perplejo
    he stared at me in blank amazement
    me miró perplejo
  • 4 (uncompromising)
    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.
  • 5 (Military)
    de fogueo


  • 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
    Example sentences
    • I'd been accumulating information and photographs, but when it came time to write it I knew I'd have to uncover more to fill in the blanks.
    • It had colloquial English phrases and you had to fill in the blanks.
    • This is your chance to fill in the blanks on a missive already written, then simply post it off to the public figure in question.
    Example sentences
    • So while Shakespeare's life is not a total blank, it does contain a lot of empty spaces.
    • He said all the drinks at the event had been free and believes their beers may have been spiked because of his total blank about the evening.
    • It's just a total blank, as though everyone had forgotten about that bit of the world.
  • 2 (form)
    Example sentences
    • In this country, town governments issue passports, so thieves frequently break into the town hall and steal blanks.
    • In addition to controlled storage, prescription blanks are serialized, and the dispersal of all prescription pads and storage destination is documented by pharmacy staff.
    • Prescription blanks must not be stored in patient examination rooms.
  • 3 (card)
    (naipe en blanco)
    to draw a blank
    no obtener ningún resultado
    no conseguir nada
    Example sentences
    • A lens blank is marked to show where the cylinder axis will be.
    • Those are the sorts of benefits that can be achieved by utilizing hard turning in place of grinding for a variety of workpieces, ranging from gear blanks to wheel hubs.
    • One of the best ways to reduce vulnerabilities is to eliminate public access to key blanks for these systems, lock experts say.
  • 4 (uncut key)
    llave (feminine) ciega
    Example sentences
    • Worthing shaped the blank into a traditional British style and finished the wood with a hand-rubbed oil finish.
    • The hydroforming process forms a heated metal blank into a desired shape by means of hydraulic pressure.
    • Multidirectional core reduction techniques produced a wide variety of larger reduction flakes that formed blanks for small tools.
  • 5 (Military)
    cartucho (masculine) de fogueo
    Example sentences
    • She let the cartridges of blanks drop to the ground and reloaded with live fire.
    • The bullets were blanks in our desert, but the situations and attitudes of the soldiers we reported on were as real as they come.
    • No one on the firing squad knows whether their gun has a bullet or a blank.

Phrasal verbs

blank out

verb + object + adverb, verb + adverb + object
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