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discourse

Translation of discourse in Spanish:

noun

American English: /ˈdɪsˌkɔrs/
British English: /ˈdɪskɔːs/
  • 1 [formal] 1.1 countable (dissertation)
    Example sentences
    • Valuable tips to raise themselves from mere seekers to achievers were provided by way of formal discourses, informal lectures, and games.
    • It is one of the few discourses to address the topic of lay ethics.
    • We have noted above that several Gnostic writings are post-resurrection discourses or dialogues.
    1.2 uncountable (talk)
    Example sentences
    • Someone has finally written a book that lifts the discourse of our current political debate to a higher level.
    • It is something that is quite literally built, brick by brick, and at each level of society you understand what the parameters are of political discourse and political debate.
    • These are issues that should be at the forefront of political debate and election discourse.
  • 2 uncountable and countable (Linguistics)
    Example sentences
    • Second, resolving this underspecification requires reasoning about how the presupposition is rhetorically connected to the discourse context.
    • As a result, the work of literature is itself a concrete utterance within those discourses, existing on the same discursive plane as a contribution to their verbal-ideological life.
    • Although some readers would have liked to see additional chapters on discourse and pragmatics, I have kept the same choice of topics.

intransitive verb

American English: /dɪsˈkɔrs/
British English: /dɪsˈkɔːs/
  • [formal]to discourse (up)on something
    disertar sobre algo
    Example sentences
    • So the clippers frequently fall silent while he discourses on the usual topics beloved of barbers: holidays, football, etc.
    • His success with women is not to be wondered at: whatever might be their interests, he had the range of information and experience that gave him the ability to discourse knowledgeably on almost any topic under the sun.
    • While at the museum, he contributed essays to numerous books and kept up a prodigious lecture schedule, discoursing on the past and present of fashion at museums and universities around the country.
    Example sentences
    • Time and time again, I will find myself discoursing with random people, all over the city, lately even in different states.
    • He was in a pensive mood on this night, even when collectively discoursing with the trio.
    • One senses that he misses being in a classroom discoursing with students.
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