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American English: /ˈoʊp(ə)nɪŋ/
British English: /ˈəʊp(ə)nɪŋ/

Translation of opening in Spanish:


  • 2 2.1 uncountable and countable
    (beginning, initial stage) apertura (feminine)
    comienzo (masculine)
    (before noun) (remarks)
    opening price
    precio (masculine) inicial
    the opening scene
    la primera escena
    Example sentences
    • Good openings might include a story, a camper situation that they might have to deal with, a staff!
    • During the big pauses between each of the short, sobbing phrases at the opening of the Tristan prelude, you could have heard a pin drop.
    • Its slowburning choppy intro starts like the opening to a Jewish hymn, before the entire band bursts into a kaleidoscopic sound addiction.
    2.2 countable (Games)
    (before noun) (move/gambit)
    de apertura or salida
    Example sentences
    • The idea is that one can play this opening without having to memorize a great number of lines.
    • Because this opening is a mainstay in the repertoires of tens of thousands of amateurs.
    • If you are looking for an offbeat new opening, this book may be the answer to your dreams.
  • 3 countable and uncountable
    (of exhibition, building) inauguración (feminine)
    (Cinema, Theatre)
    estreno (masculine)
    the opening of Parliament
    la apertura del Parlamento
    (before noun) (ceremony)
    de inauguración
    Example sentences
    • Children at the Morden school had double cause for celebration with the opening of a building extension on Wednesday.
    • They can't really celebrate the opening of the building without the architect.
    • Large crowds were gathered to celebrate the opening of a new sewage plant, another step along the road of reconstruction.
  • 4 uncountable (period when open) hours of opening
    (of shop) horario (masculine) comercial
    late opening till 8pm on Thursdays
    los jueves abierto hasta las 8
    (before noun) opening day
    día (masculine) de la inauguración
  • 5 countable 5.1 (favorable opportunity) I don't want to provide her with an opening to complain
    no quiero darle pie or oportunidad para que se queje
    Example sentences
    • Entrepreneurs with an eye for opportunities have seized on openings offered by the JFPM to create their own niche markets in the complex.
    • They haven't had many openings that are this opportune for them, and so they're naturally taking it, and you know, one can't blame them, that's politics.
    • You and Gabrielle can see opportunities and openings that we can't, and you're both fast enough to take them.
    5.2 (job vacancy)
    Example sentences
    • There were no professional openings available to me in Scotland at the time.
    • Todd Brun has put together a list of faculty openings and postdoctoral positions available in quantum information processing.
    • The cost of a public school and university education was high for middle-class families, and there was increased competition for available openings in the professions.
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