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American English: /ˈfeɪn(t)li/
British English: /ˈfeɪntli/

Translation of faintly in Spanish:


  • 1.1 (barely perceptibly)
    the drink tasted faintly bitter
    la bebida sabía ligeramente amarga
    it tasted faintly of aniseed
    tenía un ligero sabor a anís
    Example sentences
    • All glasses on the bridges were turned on the Germans, now very faintly to be seen on the horizon.
    • A black cloth was draped on the large cross above the organ in the center of the sanctuary, faintly illuminated.
    • I can see Kirriemuir, barely two miles distant, only faintly through the rain.
    1.2 (slightly)
    I felt faintly ridiculous
    me sentía algo or un poco ridículo
    her face faintly resembles her grandfather's
    de cara se parece un poco al abuelo
    tiene un vago parecido al abuelo
    Example sentences
    • Just weeks ago, I considered marriage education a faintly embarrassing process.
    • She sits across from me, looking directly at me, her faintly defiant stare a mild puzzle.
    • Nevertheless, there are a couple of faintly serious questions here.

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