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American English: /fraʊn/
British English: /fraʊn/

Translation of frown in Spanish:

intransitive verb

  • fruncir el ceño or el entrecejo
    to frown at somebody
    ponerle cara de pocos amigos a alguien
    mirar a alguien con el ceño fruncido
    to frown at something
    torcer el gesto por algo


  • ceño (masculine) fruncido
    …, she said, with a frown
    … —dijo, frunciendo el ceño or el entrecejo
    he wore a frown [literary]
    tenía el ceño fruncido
    Example sentences
    • A slight frown creased her brow but disappeared almost as soon as it had come.
    • A worried frown creased the cook's face as soon as little Alissa was gone.
    • Grace stood in the doorway, a worried frown creasing her smooth, pale forehead.

Phrasal verbs

frown on

frown upon verb + preposition + object
that sort of thing is frowned upon
eso está muy mal visto
their relationship was frowned on by her parents her superiors frowned on her methods
sus métodos no contaban con la aprobación de sus superiores

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