Translation of cheesy in Spanish:

cheesy

Pronunciation: /ˈtʃiːzi/

adj (-sier, -siest)

  • 1.1 [smell/taste] (como) a queso
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    • The cheddar mash had no overtly cheesy taste but was rich and creamy and the dish was served with a thick onion gravy, dotted with baby onions.
    • It can give a rich, cheesy taste to an otherwise dull vegetarian soup.
    • She always put yummy things in there that tasted cheesy or creamy or meaty.
    1.2 (shoddy) (American English/inglés norteamericano) [slang/argot], de mala calidad, rasca (Southern Cone/Cono Sur) [colloquial/familiar]
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    • I do not want Cordelia getting emotional reassurance from a cheesy, cheap, plastic phone.
    • I've seen people invest hundreds of dollars on a state-of-the-art graphics board, and then connect a cheap and cheesy monitor to their system.
    • And that's not to mention the even more lucrative video market - the natural home for such cheap, and unashamedly cheesy, comedies.
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    • I could go on, getting cheesy and sentimental and philosophical about the blog.
    • Naturally, mainstream dance culture has responded by going mad for euro trance and cheesy pop dance because, hey, it's fun.
    • The music we were playing was aspirational, not kiddie pop, not cheesy Euro-dance, but based more on street culture.
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    • It features a picture of her with a cheesy smile and a low-cut dress.
    • Gone are the inane card tricks, the cheesy smiles and the frilly assistants.
    • Perhaps it's just the cheesy smile on the participants' faces as they surface which gets to me!
    1.3 [colloquial/familiar] (toothy) (especially British English/especialmente inglés británico) a great, big, cheesy grin una sonrisa de oreja a oreja

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