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performance

Pronunciation: /pərˈfɔːrməns; pəˈfɔːməns/

Translation of performance in Spanish:

noun/nombre

  • 1 countable/numerable [Cinema/Cine] [Music/Música] [Theater/Teatro] 1.1 (session) [Theater/Teatro] representación (feminine), función (feminine); [Cinema/Cine] función (feminine); (by circus, cabaret artist) número (masculine), espectáculo (masculine) the band/trio will give no more performances in Rome el grupo/trío no volverá a presentarse en Roma the eight o'clock performance is sold out las entradas para la función de las ocho están agotadas in performance (live) (actuando) en directo 1.2 (of symphony, song) interpretación (feminine); (of play) representación (feminine) the twentieth performance of the play la vigésima representación de la obra the first performance of the play el estreno de la obra the first performance of Hamlet by a black actor la primera vez que un actor negro interpreta a Hamlet
    Example sentences
    • It is dedicated to presenting concerts and performances with a meaning.
    • The show follows the traditional plot of the fairytale story but with plenty of comedy and slapstick to keep the crowds entertained for both evening and matinee performances.
    • There, pageants and performances could be presented against the authentic background of Clifford's Tower and the Castle Museum buildings.
    1.3 (of actor) interpretación (feminine), actuación (feminine); (of pianist, tenor) interpretación (feminine); (of entertainer) actuación (feminine) she won an Oscar for her performance in the lead role ganó un Oscar por su interpretación del papel protagónico or por su actuación en el papel protagónico
    Example sentences
    • Highly stylized dramatic performances were accompanied by music.
    • It also includes songs and live music performances, although the core of the show is still the Irish folk dance.
    • I would like to thank the young people who worked to put on a wonderful performance of Sound of Music at the Wyvern.
  • 4 countable/numerable (fuss, bother) [colloquial/familiar] it's such a performance getting the children to bed da tanto trabajo acostar a los niños what a performance! ¡qué historia! [colloquial/familiar], ¡qué lata! [colloquial/familiar], ¡qué rollo! (Spain/España) [colloquial/familiar]

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