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American English: /ˈwɪdoʊ/
British English: /ˈwɪdəʊ/

Translation of widow in Spanish:


  • she was left a widow at 26
    enviudó or se quedó viuda a los 26 años
    she's a golf widow [humorous]
    pasa horas sola mientras el marido juega al golf

transitive verb

  • to be widowed
    quedar viudo
    she/he was twice widowed
    enviudó or quedó viuda/viudo dos veces
    his widowed sister
    su hermana viuda
    the war widowed many thousands of young women
    la guerra dejó viudas a muchos miles de mujeres jóvenes

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