Share this entry
American English: /plæˈtoʊ/
British English: /ˈplatəʊ/

Translation of plateau in Spanish:

noun plural -teaus or -teauxPronunciation: /-z/

  • 2 (stable level)
    meseta (feminine)
    período (masculine) de estancamiento
    she lost 8lbs, then reached a plateau
    adelgazó 8 libras y se estancó
    Example sentences
    • Musically, Brown reached a plateau in the early 1970s when his band, the JBs, patented a muscular, jazzy funk, over which the group's leader could exhort and exclaim.
    • For the past 10 years before that, HIV and AIDS rates in Australia were going down, then they reached a plateau and now we've seen sharp rises.
    • Women's wellbeing reached a plateau between the ages of 30 and 64, while that of men dipped during the same period, according to the survey.

intransitive verb

  • estancarse

Phrasal verbs

plateau out

verb + adverb
Definition of plateau 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.

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources