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preview
American English: /ˈpriˌvju/
British English: /ˈpriːvjuː/

Translation of preview in Spanish:

noun

  • 1.1 (advance showing) her latest play is now in previews (American English)
    su última obra se ha estrenado para la crítica
    a preview of next year's fashions
    un anticipo de la moda del año próximo
    (before noun) preview performance
    función (feminine) de preestreno
    Example sentences
    • He said after seeing a special preview of the exhibition: ‘It sent shivers down my spine.’
    • Anyone interested in having a preview of the exhibition on Tuesday or Wednesday prior to the opening may do so by arrangement with the gallery.
    • Latvians who escaped persecution in their occupied country and set up home in Bradford have been given a special preview of a moving exhibition.
    1.2 (trailer)
    Example sentences
    • Are you aware of Hollywood studios making previews and trailers of their big budget films available to cell phone users?
    • Finally, disc one contains a Humphrey Bogart trailer gallery with previews of 12 of his films - good stuff.
    • Extra features include three anime previews and four needless character profiles.
    1.3 (foretaste)
    Example sentences
    • The highlight of the night was when the band stepped off stage to let us view a sneak preview of a documentary on the legendary band Cream, who is reforming for a series of concerts this year.
    • The party will also give the wartime buddies the opportunity to have a sneak preview of the Imperial War Museum North before it opens in July.
    • Judging by the unbridled reaction to a sneak preview last Thursday night of the exciting new video and CD, Images of Carlow - it's sure to take the album charts by storm.

transitive verb

  • 1.1 (see in advance)
    asistir al preestreno de
    1.2 (give foretaste of) See examples: this week's films are previewed on page 18
    en la página 18 hay una reseña de las películas de esta semana
    Example sentences
    • And on August 24 the Royal Museum will preview the new BBC film JLB, a documentary about Baird's life.
    • Susan Dawson previews some of the products on show at Orgatec, the world's largest office furniture exhibition to be held in Cologne on 22-26 October.
    • Visconti's film was previewed in the spring of 1943 and quickly censored, not to be appreciated until after the war.
    Example sentences
    • In addition, two out of twenty teachers mentioned previewing books before reading as an effective strategy.
    • It is free for you to submit an ad for a roommate and to preview room listings but the contact information for any available rooms WILL cost you.
    • While previewing a new manuscript from my friend Stephen Covey, I came across some terribly dispiriting figures from a Harris Poll of 23,000 full-time U.S. workers in key industries.

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