There are 2 translations of refrain in Spanish:

refrain1

Pronunciation: /rɪˈfreɪn/

intransitive verb/verbo intransitivo

  • [formal] to refrain (from sth/-ing) abstenerse* (de algo/+ infinitive/infinitivo) I refrained from criticizing him me abstuve de criticarlo I tried to refrain from laughing traté de contener la risa kindly refrain from smoking se ruega no fumar
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    • Of them all, Sainte-Beuve alone refrained from hurting me with foolish words.
    • The serious complication of pneumothorax can be avoided by refraining from aiming the needle at an intercostal space.
    • To avoid their after taste during dessert, we might have refrained from eating them had we noticed them sooner.

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There are 2 translations of refrain in Spanish:

refrain2

noun/nombre

  • [Literat] [Music/Música] estribillo (masculine) you have to try harder, came the familiar refrain me salió con el estribillo or la cantinela de siempre: tienes que esforzarme más
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    • These all seem to derive from the Folio text, but some may supplement it by accurately recording where breaks came between verses and refrains.
    • Even Isaiah turns preacher in our text with a sermonic refrain repeated in verses 21 and 28.
    • In these ten short verses, the refrain, ‘Do not fear,’ occurs three times.
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    • Musical refrains differ by virtue of the score or the performer.
    • The fast sections are extremely delightful with slow sections having wonderful melodies and tender refrains.
    • The arrangements are intelligent without being fussy: tuneful refrains for cello and woodwind, beguiling motifs for piano and vibes, emotional guitar and restrained drums.

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