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idiom

Pronunciation: /ˈɪdiəm/

Translation of idiom in Spanish:

noun/nombre

  • 2 u and c 2.1 (language) lenguaje (masculine) the characters use a working-class idiom los personajes emplean el lenguaje de la clase trabajadora the local idiom el habla del lugar 2.2 (style) [Art/Arte] [Music/Música] lenguaje (masculine), estilo (masculine)
    Example sentences
    • In his abstract expressionist paintings, popular idioms found in his music clearly present themselves.
    • An accomplished singer, she is well versed in singing various styles and idioms of music.
    • As a result, music hall idioms and artistes were ubiquitous.
    Example sentences
    • She perfectly recreates the idioms and dialects of a certain sort of Manchester, and it was un-put-downable in a slightly addictive, confessional way.
    • It is an uphill task capturing the true spirit of the original, not missing out on the nuances and finer points of the dialect and the local idiom, or for that matter, the tenor and authentic flavour of the literary work in question.
    • There are southern and northern dialects, each having three regional idioms.

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Spain's literary renaissance, known as the Golden Age (Siglo de Oro/i>), roughly covers the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. It includes the Italian-influenced poetry of figures such as Garcilaso de la Vega; the religious verse of Fray Luis de León, Santa Teresa de Ávila and San Juan de la Cruz; picaresque novels such as the anonymous Lazarillo de Tormes and Quevedo's Buscón; Miguel de Cervantes' immortal Don Quijote; the theater of Lope de Vega, and the ornate poetry of Luis de Góngora.