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gallery

Pronunciation: /ˈgæləri/

Translation of gallery in Spanish:

noun/nombre (plural -ries)

  • 2 [Architecture/Arquitectura] 2.1 (balcony) galería (feminine); (for press, spectators) tribuna (feminine); (British English/inglés británico) [Theater/Teatro] galería (feminine), gallinero (masculine) [colloquial/familiar] to play to the gallery actuar* para la galería 2.2 (colonnade) galería (feminine)
    Example sentences
    • The linear form of the north block lends itself to open galleries while the deeper south block offers a calmer atmosphere for browsing stacks and reading at tables.
    • Liam led me along an amazing and seemingly endless labyrinth of passages, hallways, corridors and galleries.
    • Moving further in, concentric with the central stupa is a surrounding gallery or portico that connects the four viharas.
    Example sentences
    • Imagine harsh whining noise emanating from a minstrel's gallery in a church in a woodland village in Dorset.
    • He said the Great Hall was a major feature, with its high vaulted ceiling, stone floor and minstrels' gallery - and the views were breathtaking.
    • An ash staircase leads upstairs where an ash balustrade forms a minstrel's gallery overlooking the entrance hall.
    Example sentences
    • Seated in the theatre's lower gallery, I found myself distracted, not for the first time, by the endless gropings of the groundlings.
    • Janet and William Norwood, the young man's parents, were also seated in the gallery and stood up to tumultuous and prolonged applause.
    • He turned and pointed to Jefferson Lambert, seated in the gallery.
    Example sentences
    • However, it's impossible to police everyone in the gallery, or tournament golf would turn into a police state.
    • By seeking more mainstream sports fans, is golf in danger of attracting football crowds instead of the more traditional golf galleries?
    • He wasn't expecting to win, but he was keen to show golf's most knowledgeable galleries that he was a genuine talent.
  • 4 [Geography/Geografía] [Mining] galería (feminine)
    Example sentences
    • The mines, a Unesco world cultural heritage monument, attract tourists from round the world to its labyrinthine tunnels, galleries and underground lakes.
    • A stone staircase leads to the deep cave labyrinth, 2500m of underground galleries.
    • While burial in underground galleries carved out of soft rock was not restricted to Roman Christians alone, it is with them that the catacombs are most commonly associated.

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