Share this entry

piety
American English: /ˈpaɪədi/
British English: /ˈpʌɪəti/

Translation of piety in Spanish:

noun plural -ties

  • 1.1 uncountable (devotion) 1.2 countable (act)
    Example sentences
    • An atmosphere of piety and religious fervour permeated the building, as the Catholics, many of whom had taken time off from work, gathered in front of a large photo of the Pope placed on the altar.
    • This was one act of religious piety that did not convey anger, but deepened communal solidarity.
    • Superstition more than prayer and piety characterized popular religiosity there.

Definition of piety in:

Share this entry

 

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

QUIZ


    Next Score:
    Word of the day coiffeur
    Pronunciation: kwɑːˈfəː
    noun
    a hairdresser
    Cultural fact of the day

    comarca

    In Spain, a geographical, social, and culturally homogeneous region, with a clear natural or administrative demarcation is called a comarca. Comarcas are normally smaller than regiones. They are often famous for some reason, for example Ampurdán (Catalonia) for its wines, or La Mancha (Castile) for its cheeses.