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American English: /ˈprætˌfɔl/
British English: /ˈpratfɔːl/

Translation of pratfall in Spanish:


(esp US) [slang]
  • 1 (humiliating failure)
    Example sentences
    • The fall, of course, was a choreographed pratfall, spoofing all the negative stories surrounding ‘Sweet Charity.’
    • And he also had a nation's sides splitting in the second-placed moment, a classic old-fashioned pratfall in which he falls through a raised bar flap while trying to impress two women in a pub.
    • It's simply not the right setting for a play so full of movement and slapstick pratfalls: the cramped stage forces the cast to huddle together, while the echoey acoustics magnify every trip and body-slam.
    Example sentences
    • Moving to the other side of the aisle, the Democrats certainly had their fair share of political pratfalls.
    • The show often revolves around her I Love Lucy-esque pratfalls and goof-ups.
    • I think of it more as a no-system system with the same pitfalls and pratfalls as every other system, due to human involvement more than anything.
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