Translation of loon in Spanish:


Pronunciation: /luːn/


  • 1 (bird) somorgujo (m)
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    • The first, innocuous shower stroked the lake's surface but, when the wind came up, the loons began to call madly.
    • Only those who have heard the sound of a loon or a wolf call can truly sympathise with the poet about the beauty of the sound: ‘The wolves howl with a loneliness that is only theirs.’
    • This year, the artists showcased their talent with birds for a theme competition, each displaying the delicate feathers of every bird, from eagles to loons.
  • 2 (fool) [archaic/arcaico] necio, -cia (m,f)
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    • Prizes should be delivered to the TV director who cut to their box in time to catch him grinning like a loon, boffing a balloon about with his feet and hands.
    • Here, a sheepish young yakuza is ordered to kill his insane boss but things go awry when his elder disappears in a town full of loons, zombies, and halfwits.
    • And for another, hanging them on your lapel makes you look like a dork, or worse yet a loon.

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