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Pronunciation: /prɪnt/

Translation of print in Spanish:


  • 1 uncountable/no numerable [Printing/Imprenta] 1.1 (lettering) letra (feminine) in large print en letra grande or en caracteres grandes the fine print (American English/inglés norteamericano) o (especially British English/especialmente inglés británico) small print la letra menuda or pequeña or (in Latin America also/en América Latina también) chica
    Example sentences
    • New technical terms are presented in the text in bold-faced print and the definitions of these terms are conveniently located at the bottom of each page.
    • The book's overall dimensions, font size, and uses of bold print make it very user friendly.
    • She produced the piece of paper to which the notice had been attached, and which now bore the word ‘Declined’ in bold print, with a signature below.
    1.2 (text, image) a page of print una página impresa acres of print have been devoted to the subject han corrido ríos de tinta sobre el tema the medium of print la letra impresa in print (published) publicado (available) a la venta he hoped to see his work in print esperaba ver su trabajo publicado to get into/appear in print publicarse* he's just gone into print acaban de publicarle una obra out of print agotado descatalogado to go out of print agotarse (before noun/delante del nombre) print union sindicato (masculine) de tipógrafos print worker tipógrafo, (masculine, feminine)
  • 2 countable/numerable 2.1 (picture) [Art/Arte] [Printing/Imprenta] grabado (masculine) 2.2 [Cinema/Cine] [Photography/Fotografía] copia (feminine)
    Example sentences
    • For sharp prints good contact between the negative and sensitized paper is critical.
    • Just under the water sheet, you can see dim grass photographs, two prints coloured to the temperature of glass that glint from one sky refraction to another.
    • When making a print from a negative, parts of the paper are exposed more or less than the rest to hold details in highlights or pull detail from shadows.
    Example sentences
    • A slight flicker is evident from time to time, and there are numerous small scratches in both the film print and the soundtrack.
    • It's a bad print of a film that hasn't been seen much over the past 39 years.
    • Don't miss this opportunity to see a beautiful print of a film that might very well be one of the best you'll see all year.
    Example sentences
    • Apart from paintings her work included prints and designs for stained glass and tapestries.
    • The current exhibition brings together more than 300 paintings, drawings, prints, watercolors and sculptures.
    • Ultimately, Pieter Bruegel's paintings and prints were the weightiest works deriving from the idiom.
  • 3 countable/numerable (of foot, finger) huella (feminine), marca (feminine)
    Example sentences
    • A paw print was found at one of the locations where it was seen.
    • We spent a misty day walking through the forests around Forsmark, where the newly fallen snow held the paw prints of lynx and the big M-shaped hoof marks of moose.
    • Gazing down from her perspective of about ten feet off the surface, boot prints showed up in the dust around the craft.
  • 4 c and u (fabric) estampado (masculine) a floral print un estampado de flores
    Example sentences
    • Natasha, Vivienne and company modelled pastel richly coloured print dresses and two pieces ideal for summer weddings, the races and parties.
    • For a print fabric, convert the front pattern piece to a full piece instead of the half piece with a foldline.
    • Authentic Chinese patterns come to life in silk jacquards, prints and exquisite beaded pieces.

transitive verb/verbo transitivo

  • 1 1.1 [letter/text/design] imprimir* the title is printed in red el título está impreso en rojo printed in London impreso en Londres to print sth on/onto sth imprimir* algo en algo 1.2 (print image on) [fabric] estampar 1.3 (publish) publicar*, editar 1.4
    (printed past participle of/participio pasado de)
    impreso printed papers o matter impresos (masculine plural) the printed word la letra impresa printed fabric estampado (masculine) printed circuit circuito (masculine) impreso printed circuitry circuitos (masculine plural) impresos
  • 2 (write clearly) escribir* con letra de imprenta or de molde
  • 3 [Photography/Fotografía] [negative] imprimir* to print a copy from sth sacar* una copia de algo
  • 4 (make impression) (usually passive/normalmente en voz pasiva) the footmark was clearly printed in the sand la huella del pie estaba claramente marcada en la arena the scene is printed on my memory tengo la escena grabada en la memoria

intransitive verb/verbo intransitivo

  • 1.1 [Printing/Imprenta] [printer/press/computer] imprimir* the book is printing el libro está en la imprenta 1.2 (write clearly) escribir* con letra de imprenta or de molde 1.3 [Photography/Fotografía] salir*

Phrasal verbs

print off

verb + adverb + object/verbo + adverbio + complemento

print out

verb + adverb + object, verb + object + adverb/verbo + adverbio + complemento, verbo + complemento + adverbio

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