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American English: /ˈtɛrər/
British English: /ˈtɛrə/

Translation of terror in Spanish:


  • 1 1.1 uncountable (fear) they fled in terror
    huyeron aterrorizados or despavoridos
    to rule by terror
    gobernar sembrando el terror
    terror of the unknown
    terror a lo desconocido
    her terror of her father
    el terror que le tenía a su padre
    he lives in terror of being found out
    vive aterrorizado ante la posibilidad de que lo descubran
    to go in terror of one's life
    temer por su ( or mi etc. ) vida
    to strike terror in(to) somebody/somebody's heart
    infundirle terror a alguien
    infundir el terror en alguien
    the (Reign of) Terror
    el (Régimen del) Terror
    Example sentences
    • Fearing a curse, the townspeople fled in terror as soon as the weather broke.
    • I have lived those years both in dread of attending the party and in terror of missing it.
    • In fact, it's surprising how little you notice when you've got your eyes firmly shut and you're screaming in terror.
    1.2 uncountable and countable (frightening person, thing) the terrors of war
    los horrores de la guerra
    she was the terror of her subordinates
    tenía aterrorizados a sus subalternos
  • 2 countable (difficult person) [colloquial]that kid is a little terror
    ese niño es un diablillo [colloquial]
    he must be a terror to work for
    tiene que ser terrible tenerlo como jefe [colloquial]
    she's a terror for cleanliness
    Example sentences
    • If you believe children should be seen and not heard, it may be best to avoid visiting during the school holidays - when tiny terrors abound.
    • Thankfully, my own little terrors decided to play fair on New Year's Day and let me have a bit of a lie-in until 8.45 am.
    • The three Mexican terrors know and respect the Belfast man, who lives and trains in the boxing crossroads of Las Vegas.
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