There are 2 translations of dial in Spanish:

dial1

Pronunciation: /ˈdaɪl; ˈdaɪəl/

n

  • 1 1.1 (on clock, watch) esfera (f)
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    • The dial on your dive watch would send a Geiger counter into cardiac arrest.
    • Although described as a clock, the time-piece element - the tiny watch dial in the uppermost section - is its least significant feature.
    • When the watch dial is lit, the tick marks appear as lit jewels.
    1.2 (on measuring instrument) cuadrante (m)
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    • The old scale was analog, with a dial and a pointer that waggled a bit unless you stood perfectly still.
    • Most of the children are weighed, the smallest kicking and screaming as they are slipped into bags and suspended from scales, the dial sometimes barely registering their existence.
    • I stood on my new evil scales and the dial screamed 11 stone 7.
    1.3 (of telephone) disco (m)
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    • His finger swerves over the dial; the telephone is too slow.
    • When Caligari refuses to let Jane retrieve her car the next morning, she tries to call for help, but there's a lock on the telephone dial.
    • One shop had a telephone with a dial just like the one I remember us having when I was a kid.
    1.4 (on radio) dial (m)
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    • Turn the film speed dial from the ASA of the film you are using to the next highest film speed.
    • In disgust, Amy reaches over and twists the radio dial vigorously.
    • So saying, he touched the transmit button, and slowly turned the tuning dial.

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Word of the day mandíbula
f
jaw …
Cultural fact of the day

Today is Fiesta de Santiago (St James' Day). The famous Camino de Santiago, the pilgrimage of thousands of people from all over Spain and many other parts of Europe to the holy city of Santiago de Compostela, takes place in the week leading up to St James' Day, 25 July. The city also has its fiestas around this time. The streets are full of musicians and performers for two weeks of celebrations culminating in the Festival del Apóstol.

There are 2 translations of dial in Spanish:

dial2

vt ( (BrE) -ll-)

  • 1.1 [Telec] marcar*, discar* (AmL) you can dial New York direct se puede llamar a Nueva York directamente, hay discado directo con Nueva York (AmL)
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    • The driver can dial telephone numbers directly by voice input or using controls on the steering wheel.
    • Just like on an old-fashioned phone, you pickup your telephone and dial the number of the person you wish to contact.
    • Grabbing the telephone and quickly dialing the phone number, he wondered why he hadn't thought of this sooner.
    1.2 (AmE) [colloquial/familiar], sintonizar*

vi ( (BrE) -ll-)

Phrasal verbs

dial out

v + adv
hacer* llamadas al exterior

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Word of the day mandíbula
f
jaw …
Cultural fact of the day

Today is Fiesta de Santiago (St James' Day). The famous Camino de Santiago, the pilgrimage of thousands of people from all over Spain and many other parts of Europe to the holy city of Santiago de Compostela, takes place in the week leading up to St James' Day, 25 July. The city also has its fiestas around this time. The streets are full of musicians and performers for two weeks of celebrations culminating in the Festival del Apóstol.