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strained

Pronunciation: /streɪnd/

Translation of strained in Spanish:

adjective/adjetivo

  • 1 1.1 (tense) [relations/atmosphere] tenso, tirante; [face/expression] tenso, crispado; [voice] forzado
    Example sentences
    • The elevator ride seemed endless, full of strained silence and uneasy sideways glances.
    • There was an awkward and strained silence between them for a moment, but it was broken by a familiar female voice.
    • We sat in silence for several strained minutes, feeling awkward in one another's presence.
    1.2 (unnatural, forced) [manner/humor] forzado; [performance] afectado
    Example sentences
    • ‘It's not every day something like that happens,’ he said with a rather strained smile.
    • Sam smiled a bit as the rest offered their own strained smiles and laughs to his amusing but rather frighteningly honest statement.
    • She doesn't look any different and she's actually wearing a rather strained smile.
  • 2 [Medicine/Medicina] [eyes] cansado a strained muscle un esguince
    Example sentences
    • Several minutes of strained, nervous gazing about the room passed.
    • Alex's voice held a strained edge, sounding as if it would break any minute.
    • Before she can shake her head in strained resignation, Rhett Remiel steps up next to the table.
  • 3 [Cookery/Cocina] strained yogurt yogur (masculine) espeso or sin suero
    Example sentences
    • A bowl of strained strawberry sauce was put out to dip them.
    • Pour the strained liquor into a sugar-rimmed martini glass and garnish with lemon peel.
    • Pour the strained mixture into the chilled glass, then layer with more crushed ice.

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