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American English: /braɪt/
British English: /brʌɪt/

Translation of bright in Spanish:

adjective brighter, brightest

  • 1 1.1
    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 (esp British)
    mañana hará sol
    one of our brightest young stars
    una de nuestras más brillantes actrices jóvenes
    Example sentences
    • 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.
    Example sentences
    • 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 a bright red/blue shirt
    una camisa de un rojo/azul fuerte or vivo or brillante
    Example sentences
    • 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.
    Example sentences
    • 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)
    lleno de vida
    the children's bright, smiling faces
    las caras radiantes de felicidad de los niños
    to get up bright and early [colloquial]
    levantarse tempranito [colloquial]
    Example sentences
    • 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.
    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 ahora
    las cosas pintan mejor ahora (Latin America)
    he has a bright future ahead of him
    tiene un brillante porvenir por delante
    to look on the bright side of something
    mirar or ver el lado bueno de algo
  • 3 (intelligent)
    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? [ironic]
    Example sentences
    • 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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