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bleak

Pronunciation: /bliːk/

Translation of bleak in Spanish:

adjective/adjetivo (-er, -est)

  • 1.1 [landscape/moorland] inhóspito; [building/room] lóbrego; [painting] sombrío
    Example sentences
    • Our UN vehicle travelled along a barren and bleak landscape to reach the town from Sofia.
    • The trees are bare, the land is bleak, closed, unproductive and numb, its furrows seemingly incapable of the new life we hope for in the spring.
    • The yard and the vast prairie lands were bleak and desolate.
    Example sentences
    • You get a sense of the scale of the city as you speed down rivers that curve forever, flanked by electrical towers, bleak apartment buildings and factories.
    • And it isn't just that so many of its key scenes are set in dark, dreary places: a hellish prison, a bleak factory, the sewers of Paris.
    • Amongst these, a flutter of origami birds was the bright spot, alongside a glossy triptych of photos slotting bleak landscape between bleak tower blocks.
    1.2 [winter] crudo; [day] gris y deprimente 1.3 (miserable, cheerless) [prospects/news] sombrío, funesto he led a bleak existence llevaba una vida sin alegrías
    Example sentences
    • Our weather was bleak, and in the US the climate was no better, the gloom reflecting the mood of the nation.
    • There are still months of bleak weather stretching out ahead without a glimmer of anything to look forward to, and festive cheer has up and left.
    • Why go back to that bleak weather and humdrum British nine to five?
    Example sentences
    • Newspaper reports about the topic also opened her eyes to the bleak situation of the elderly.
    • Homeowners in flood-prone areas faced a bleak start to the new year.
    • A bleak exposé of the risk came in a remarkably frank report by Jiang protge Zeng Qinghong, head of the party's powerful organization department.

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