- 1 countable/numerable 1.1 (bee) zángano (masculine) 1.2 (parasite) zángano (masculine) 1.3 (drudge) (American English/inglés norteamericano) esclavo, (masculine, feminine)More example sentences
- The Union Movement must submit to a purge, it must harshly discard the parasitical drones and rebuild the hive.
- It is possible that this structure could accomplish something, if these relatives, cronies, hangers on, drones and bludgers were of any consequence, or even if they were a little better than mediocre.
- It should have been a good line, but he sounded like a petulant drone with an overdeveloped sense of entitlement.
- 2 uncountable/no numerable 2.1 (sound— of aircraft, traffic) zumbido (masculine), ruido (masculine); ( — of bees) zumbido (masculine) 2.2 (monotonous speech, voice) cantinela (feminine) [colloquial/familiar], sonsonete (masculine)More example sentences
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- My brother hummed turbine noises, but the drone of thunder muted him.
- The drone begins to sound similar to a vacuum cleaner sucking up all the surrounding life.
- Both drones and noise are essential elements in music.
- Zac talked in a monotonous drone about the hidden treasures of Egypt, the esoteric wisdom that Aristotle stole, or was it Plato, and then the Egyptians forgot everything.
- Viceroy's voice was still a monotonous drone, and I wanted to slap him just to see that he could still talk and/or yell with emotion.
- So when I reach my classroom, I listen to the monotonous drone of the teacher.
- 3 countable/numerable 3.1 (note, chord) bordón (masculine) 3.2 (of bagpipe) roncón (masculine), bordón (masculine)More example sentences
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- The poem ‘Saxophone’ repeats the word money in almost every line, every phrase, until it becomes a drone string on a banjo, a bass note that's always there.
- Move interstate but always have it in the back of your mind to return one day, just to see if New Editions Bookshop is still there and to lay a drone pipe atop his grave.
- There are two components other than the bag which set the Bagpipes from other instruments, the reed chanter and the drone pipes.
- The former track is comprised almost entirely of bass-heavy drones and pulsating synth waves, slow echoes fading into the ether.
- The melodies are almost invariably composed with buzzing, pleasantly grating synthesizer drones.
- Hissing drones and cymbal crashes sweep away any memory of the former's dulcet overtones.
intransitive verb/verbo intransitivo
- 1.1 [bee/engine/plane] zumbar a small plane droned past una avioneta pasó zumbando 1.2 [person] hablar con monotonía she droned (on) for hours about Latin verbs siguió horas con la cantinela or la perorata de los verbos latinos [colloquial/familiar]
Here is a selection of useful words and phrases you will need in real-life situations while you're visiting Spain and other Spanish-speaking countries...
In Spain, a ración is a serving of food eaten in a bar or cafe, generally with a drink. Friends or relatives meet in a bar or cafe, order a number of raciones, and share them.