Share this entry

Share this page

overground

Pronunciation: /ˈəʊvərgraʊnd; ˈəʊvəgraʊnd/

Translation of overground in Spanish:

adjective/adjetivo

  • 1 (above ground) (before noun/delante del nombre) [train/station] de superficie
    Example sentences
    • It's a bit like riding the London tube when it goes overground out in the suburbs.
    • Here, both with Tube trains and overground commuter trains, it's increasingly a story of delays, horrendous overcrowding and reduced off-peak services.
    • I tracked down the local overground station, only to find that this part of London merits merely two trains an hour, and so sat freezing on the platform until my deliverer arrived.
  • 2 (mainstream) [colloquial/familiar] [fashion/music/film] convencional
    Example sentences
    • Sawhney is also working on a commission from the BBC for a piece to be played at the Proms - and you don't get much more overground than that.
    • The second was an overground pop smash, with a groovy state-of-the-art video that got everyone talking.

Definition of overground in:

Share this entry

Share this page

 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day tecito
m
tea …
Cultural fact of the day

The current Spanish Constitution (Constitución Española) was approved in the Cortes Generales in December 1978. It describes Spain as a parliamentary monarchy, gives sovereign power to the people through universal suffrage, recognizes the plurality of religions, and transfers responsibility for defense from the armed forces to the government. The Constitution was generally well received, except in the Basque Country, whose desire for independence it did not satisfy. It is considered to have facilitated the successful transition from dictatorship to democracy.