Translation of drone in Spanish:


Pronunciation: /drəʊn/


  • 1 countable/numerable 1.1 (bee) zángano (masculine) 1.2 (parasite) zángano (masculine) 1.3 (drudge) (American English/inglés norteamericano) esclavo, (masculine, feminine)
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    • 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.
  • 3 countable/numerable 3.1 (note, chord) bordón (masculine) 3.2 (of bagpipe) roncón (masculine), bordón (masculine)
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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.
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    • 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.
  • 4 countable/numerable [Military/Militar] avión (masculine) teledirigido, avión (masculine) espía no tripulado

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]

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