Translation of cricket in Spanish:

cricket

Pronunciation: /ˈkrɪkət; ˈkrɪkɪt/

n

  • 1 countable/numerable [Zoology/Zoología] grillo (masculine) to be as chirpy/merry as a cricket [colloquial/familiar] estar* como unas Pascuas or como un cascabel
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    • The warm summer air whipped through Chris' open window blowing with it the sounds of crickets chirping.
    • The only sound heard was crickets, chirping their nightly tunes hidden somewhere in the darkness.
    • She sniffed delicately as her ears moved to the sounds of crickets chirping.
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    • The second family includes some but by no means all of the insects which bear the name cricket.
  • 2 uncountable/no numerable [Sport/Deporte] (game) críquet (masculine) that's not cricket (British English/inglés británico) [colloquial/familiar] eso no es jugar limpio (before noun/delante del nombre) [ball/match/bat] de críquet
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    • The village has a good sports field with football and cricket teams.
    • So many runs in three days of cricket can't be a good wicket for Test match cricket.
    • The lack of patience from their batsmen has often been the bane of Bangladesh's cricket team.

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