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American English: /droʊn/
British English: /drəʊn/

Translation of drone in Spanish:


  • 1 countable 1.1 (bee) 1.2 (parasite)
    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.
    1.3 (drudge) (US)
  • 3 countable 3.1 (note, chord)
    Example sentences
    • 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.
    3.2 (of bagpipe)
    roncón (masculine)
    bordón (masculine)
    Example sentences
    • 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.
  • 4 countable (Military)
    avión (masculine) teledirigido
    avión (masculine) espía no tripulado

intransitive verb

  • 1
    a small plane droned past
    una avioneta pasó zumbando
    Example sentences
    • His voice droned and buzzed in Sean's ears like a hovering bee, more so today than any other day.
    • He had heard that Mileson was very hands-on but still couldn't believe his eyes during an early team talk as the sound of a vacuum cleaner droned in the background.
    • The cicadas droned all the way home, joined by grasshoppers who sounded like gadgets of gears and springs.
    Example sentences
    • There are bumble bees buzzing and droning around my spring flowers.
    • Heading for Utah Beach, Jack, aboard water barge LBW in the 34th Flotilla, heard the buzz of low flying Dakotas as they droned in from the sea towing their camouflaged gliders.
  • 2
    hablar con monotonía
    she droned (on) for hours about Latin verbs
    siguió horas con la cantinela or la perorata de los verbos latinos [colloquial]
    Example sentences
    • Most people on the shuttle droned in monotonous tones about subjects so boring it should be a criminal offense to talk about, and the employees were ever cheerful in words, but in expression they belonged in the mental institution.
    • The voice of the teacher droned on monotonously about some mathematical formula, but the normally attentive teenager had other things on his mind.
    • Throughout the entire class I fought to keep myself awake as the teacher droned on in monotone.
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