Translation of stale in Spanish:

stale

Pronunciation: /steɪl/

adj (staler, stalest)

  • 1.1 [bread] no fresco, añejo [familiar/colloquial]; (hard) duro; [butter/cheese] rancio; [beer] pasado; [air] viciado
    More example sentences
    • Sometimes the dough is stale and impossible to roll out.
    • Breakfast is always the same: instant oatmeal, coffee, and stale biscuits.
    • The next morning, our hopes were further smothered as our complimentary ‘breakfast’ consisted of a stale bun and a cup of milk.
    1.2 (hackneyed) [joke/news] añejo, viejo; [ideas] trasnochado
    More example sentences
    • Youthful energy can make stale old artistic endeavours exciting.
    • Indoor gardens can transform a stale room into a vibrant living space.
    • He quotes five passages of bad English, in all of which he finds two common qualities: stale imagery and lack of precision.
    1.3 (jaded) I changed jobs because I was getting stale cambié de trabajo porque me estaba anquilosando

Definition of stale in:

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day mandíbula
f
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.