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snappy

Pronunciation: /ˈsnæpi/

Translation of snappy in Spanish:

adjective/adjetivo (-pier, -piest)

  • 1.1 [dog] que muerde; [person] irascible, irritable; [retort] brusco, cortante
    Example sentences
    • I'm not someone who's endlessly patient and wonderful - in fact I'm quite snappy and irritable - and I don't know if I'd like to make myself worse in that respect.
    • He'd read twice through every book in the house, and he'd become irritable and snappy.
    • I'm suddenly nervous and snappy with Dan, who is driving the support van.
    Example sentences
    • For the most part though, Gilman covers all her bases, writing in snappy, clever prose that keeps the pages turning.
    • It should have clear headings, concise paragraphs and snappy sentences.
    • Dialogue is snappy and modern and peppered with expletives.
    1.2 (brisk, lively) [colloquial/familiar] [tune] alegre; [pace] ágil, brioso; [conversation] animado, vivaz look snappy! ¡muévete! [colloquial/familiar], ¡date prisa! put your uniform on and make it snappy! ponte el uniforme ¡y rápido! 1.3 (concise, punchy) [colloquial/familiar] [phrase/style] conciso y vigoroso a snappy slogan un eslogan con gancho [colloquial/familiar] 1.4 (stylish) [colloquial/familiar] elegante
    Example sentences
    • He was looking snappy in his cool button-up shirt that he didn't button-up all the way, his trendy denims, and his new white shoes.
    • Quick-thinking interplay and a snappy first-time shot from Nick Davies off his back foot halved the gap.
    • Close friends insist that the idea that Elspeth has ‘groomed’ her husband is way off the mark - he was, they point out, already a snappy dresser before he met his wife.

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