There are 2 translations of refrain in Spanish:

refrain1

Pronunciation: /rɪˈfreɪn/

vi

  • [formal] to refrain (from sth/-ing) abstenerse* (de algo/+ inf) 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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Today is Fiesta de Santiago (St James' Day). The famous Camino de Santiago, the pilgrimage of thousands of people from all over Spain and many other parts of Europe to the holy city of Santiago de Compostela, takes place in the week leading up to St James' Day, 25 July. The city also has its fiestas around this time. The streets are full of musicians and performers for two weeks of celebrations culminating in the Festival del Apóstol.

There are 2 translations of refrain in Spanish:

refrain2

n

  • [Lit] [Mus] estribillo (m) 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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Word of the day mandíbula
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jaw …
Cultural fact of the day

Today is Fiesta de Santiago (St James' Day). The famous Camino de Santiago, the pilgrimage of thousands of people from all over Spain and many other parts of Europe to the holy city of Santiago de Compostela, takes place in the week leading up to St James' Day, 25 July. The city also has its fiestas around this time. The streets are full of musicians and performers for two weeks of celebrations culminating in the Festival del Apóstol.