Translation of bright in Spanish:

bright

Pronunciation: /braɪt/

adjective/adjetivo (-er, -est)

  • 1 1.1 [star] brillante; [light] brillante, fuerte; [room] con mucha luz draw the curtains, it's too bright corre las cortinas, hay demasiada luz or claridad it was a bright, sunny day era un día de sol radiante tomorrow will be bright (especially British English/especialmente inglés británico) mañana hará sol one of our brightest young stars una de nuestras más brillantes actrices jóvenes
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    • The cannon twitched, and an intense bright light shone from within the barrel.
    • His dark eyes were reflecting the bright flashing lights of the carnival, and he looked like the most adorable puppy.
    • Her dark eyes were bright with reflected light, and her cheeks were rosy.
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    • For the first time, she looked innocent, her bright eyes full of light.
    • It was bright, full of pretty things, and I was her new prize.
    • This house is bright, comfortable and full of character.
    1.2 [color] fuerte, vivo, brillante a bright red/blue shirt una camisa de un rojo/azul fuerte or vivo or brillante
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    • They are like cartoons, with their bold lines, bright colours and flat shapes.
    • Her hair was weird, though - bright purple and green with blonde streaks.
    • Their psychedelic element is heightened by bright, bright colour, like turquoise greens and those hot pinks.
    1.3 [sound/tone] claro
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    • The sound is indeed bright and clear most of the time.
    • Stephen woke up to sounds of bright laughter in the kitchen.
    • The running order of the songs was what I was used to and the bright sound of everything.
  • 2 2.1 (cheerful) [eyes] lleno de vida, vivaracho the children's bright, smiling faces las caras radiantes de felicidad de los niños to get up bright and early [colloquial/familiar] levantarse tempranito [colloquial/familiar], madrugar* 2.2 (hopeful) the prospects are not very bright las perspectivas no son muy prometedoras or halagüeñas things are looking brighter now las cosas tienen mejor cara or (in Latin America also/en América Latina también) pintan mejor ahora he has a bright future ahead of him tiene un brillante porvenir por delante to look on the bright side of sth mirar or ver* el lado bueno de algo
  • 3 (intelligent) [person] inteligente [idea] [colloquial/familiar], brillante, genial she's a very bright child es una niña muy inteligente or lista whose bright idea was it to come here? [ironic] ¿quién tuvo la brillante idea de venir aquí? [irónico]
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    • Intellectually quick-witted and bright, with an abrasive edge, Reid did well in school.
    • He's very bright and intelligent and he's, honestly, probably the most wonderful person to look up to.
    • The problem he had, he was extremely intelligent, very bright, but he had a face that was just past puberty.
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    • As Thomas walked, passersby greeted him with a bright smile and a cheerful, ‘Merry Christmas!’
    • But she had a bright smile, cheerful face, and an eye for color, so she was excellent at helping out her customers.
    • A tall brunette stood behind the front counter in the lobby, giving us a bright, cheerful smile.

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