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shutter

Pronunciation: /ˈʃʌtər; ˈʃʌtə(r)/

Translation of shutter in Spanish:

noun/nombre

  • 1 (on window — inner) postigo (masculine), contraventana (feminine); (— outer) postigo (masculine), persiana (feminine) to put up the shutters bajar la cortina, cerrar* el negocio
    Example sentences
    • A pair of windows with wooden shutters allows for a good deal of incoming light.
    • It appears that a thief, described as a drunk male wearing a combat jacket, used a crowbar to prise open the security shutter before smashing the window.
    • There were two doors, both seemingly exiting to the outside, and two windows that were covered on the inside by primitive wooden shutters.
  • 2 [Photography/Fotografía] obturador (masculine)
    Example sentences
    • In order to prevent the image from being blurry, Cassini actually had to rotate while the camera shutter was open in order to maintain her pointing at Phoebe.
    • When the shutter of your camera opens for that fraction of a second, photons of light stream in and strike the silver halide grains suspended in the gelatin emulsion.
    • The camera shutter was open for 8 m sec per frame to avoid motion blur of the particles.

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