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waist

Pronunciation: /weɪst/

Translation of waist in Spanish:

noun/nombre

  • 1.1 [Anatomy/Anatomía] (waistline) cintura (feminine), talle (masculine); (distance from shoulder to waistline) talle (masculine) the skirt is too tight around the waist la falda le ( or me etc) queda apretada de cintura or talle he only comes up to my waist solo me llega a la cintura to be stripped to the waist estar* desnudo de la cintura para arriba she has a short waist es corta de talle (before noun/delante del nombre) waist measurement (medida (feminine) de) cintura (feminine)
    Example sentences
    • I plaited her hair so that it fell in one long rope of yellow to her narrow waist.
    • A set-in waistband hints at a waist, while the flared hemline softens a boxy shape.
    • Swimmers with this body type are more muscular, thick-chested with broad shoulders and a smaller waist.
    Example sentences
    • By this means we are told that waists can be reduced, flat chests inflated, hips broadened and lungs strengthened, to say nothing of reducing weight.
    • Ancient statues have been found of men and women with 10-inch (!) waists!
    • How lovely to think that even those with 24-inch waists will be forced to cover them up from now on.
    1.2 (of garment) talle (masculine) a dress with a high waist un vestido de talle alto
    Example sentences
    • My jeans have an elastic waist and pockets on the side and larger ones below my knees.
    • Pin your creation on your shoulder, at the waist, on a hat or handbag, even on a cuff at the wrist.
    • Drawstring pants with elastic in the waist allow for a closer fit with added flexibility.
    1.3 (of ship, aircraft) sección (feminine) central
    Example sentences
    • She is 60 ft long and sleeps 10-four in the bow, four in the stern and two in the waist of the ship.
    • He stood nonchalantly next to the quarter-deck rail looking into the waist.
    • Kennedy entered the waist from below decks reaching his hand down the companion to assist her up the steep stairs!
    1.4 (of guitar, violin) parte (feminine) estrecha
    Example sentences
    • Wellington, a long almond biscuit, rounded at each end with a narrower waist.
    • The flats currently used appear to be about 0.04 inch too narrow at the waist and 0.04 inch too long.

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