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gale

Pronunciation: /geɪl/

Translation of gale in Spanish:

noun/nombre

  • 1.1 [Meteorol] (wind) vendaval (masculine), viento (masculine) fuerte; (storm) temporal (masculine), tormenta (feminine) a force nine gale vientos de fuerza nueve it's blowing a gale outside [colloquial/familiar] hay un viento afuera que te vuelas gale warning aviso (masculine) de temporal
    Example sentences
    • Along the southern coastline, many large swells are generated well south of the continent by strong westerly gales that can blow unimpeded for thousands of kilometres.
    • The weather was, overall, a mixed batch, varying from bright (chilly perhaps) sunshine, to snow, to strong winds and gales.
    • Strong gales of wind had begun to blow through the valley.
    Example sentences
    • In November 2000 they set off for a five-day training run and found themselves crewing the boat into the teeth of a force eight south-westerly gale.
    • Mind you, as long as you can stop them blowing away, you could enjoy these chips in anything from a refreshing sea breeze to a force-9 gale.
    • It was a force nine gale, a tad below a hurricane, and Rogue Wave was in a grand and powerful waltz.
    Example sentences
    • They are winds that put the mind in tumult, sweeping us along like ships in a gale, and as storms disturb the harmony of nature, passions are discordant and jangling.
    • Fleeing with other demoralized shreds of the Spanish Armada, the galley had sailed up the eastern coast of England, driven on ahead of the English fleet by gales and storms.
    • After main summer leave, the ship - which was damaged by a ferry during gales last autumn in Portsmouth Harbour - will be preparing for her first major deployment, which begins late this year.
    1.2 (outburst) estallido (masculine) gales of laughter estallidos (masculine plural) de risa
    Example sentences
    • Youth shouts with a laugh, and again, the band collapses in gales of laughter.
    • I blink in surprise and Sam and Ben burst into gales of laughter.
    • By the time Fox was done speaking, the giggles had erupted into gales of laughter.

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