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American English: /ˈtaɪmɪŋ/
British English: /ˈtʌɪmɪŋ/

Translation of timing in Spanish:


  • 1 (choice of time) the timing of the election
    la fecha escogida para las elecciones
    the timing of the action was disastrous
    la acción fue de lo más inoportuna
    that was good timing: we've just arrived
    calculaste muy bien el tiempo: acabamos de llegar
    his timing is excellent: he always arrives when we're about to eat [ironic]
    es de lo más oportuno: siempre llega cuando estamos a punto de comer [ironic]
  • 2 (synchronization)
    Example sentences
    • While you may be pulling off various crazy tricks, they all require good timing and excellent control.
    • He also has a wonderful sense of timing, and control over both his material and the audience.
    • You might be surprised at the interest level and you would have control of the timing.
  • 3 (Music, Sport) a comedian with brilliant timing
    un cómico con un genial sentido de la oportunidad
  • 4 (Motor Vehicles)check/adjust the timing
    revise/ajuste la chispa or el encendido
    (before noun) timing gear
    engranaje (masculine) de distribución
    Example sentences
    • If the ignition timing is retarded, the engine will not burn the fuel efficiently.
    • He also believes the effect on engines with variable valve timing will be even greater.
    • The cylinder timing was on but a bit slow on a couple of the stops, but it was still on and working.
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