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parade

Pronunciation: /pəˈreɪd/

Translation of parade in Spanish:

noun/nombre

  • 1.1 (procession) desfile (masculine); [Military/Militar] desfile (masculine), parada (feminine) fashion parade desfile de modas or de modelos he made a parade of his knowledge/wealth [pejorative/peyorativo] estuvo haciendo alarde de sus conocimientos/su dinero
    Example sentences
    • The parade will set off from Victoria Square at 2.35 pm to walk through the town centre towards Bolton Parish Church in Churchgate for a service at 3pm.
    • The parade will set off from Albert Square at about 1pm this Sunday and wind its way to Chinatown for an afternoon of celebration.
    • Dozens of people lined Salisbury Street in Amesbury to watch a parade from the car park to St Mary and St Melor Church.
    1.2 (assembly) [Military/Militar] formación (feminine) to be on parade [Military/Militar] estar* formado or en formación (on display) estar* en exposición or a la vista de todos
    Example sentences
    • Militia units, particularly elite volunteer regiments, used the occasion to march in parades and display their military prowess and social standing.
    • The president salutes army troops during a military parade yesterday, during the final inspection before leaving office.
    • The crowd and live television audience were treated to a spectacular display of military parades, flypasts and parachutists.
    Example sentences
    • There are countless winks to the audience as a parade of stars appears in self-effacing cameos.
    • It was tough concentrating, because there on the pavement was a non-stop parade of women who appeared to be lifetime members of the What Not To Wear Club.
    • The exhibition also saw a parade of ethnic dresses for men, women and kids.
    1.3 (of shops) (British English/inglés británico) hilera (feminine) de tiendas
    Example sentences
    • It wants to build a £15m supermarket on the site, together with a small parade of shops and an office development.
    • To support the team's work, Merton Council has arranged to clean graffiti free of charge from small shop parades.
    • A little further away on Boroughbridge Road a very popular bakery closed and will now be demolished for flats, which seems a bit strange because it was part of a parade of shops.

transitive verb/verbo transitivo

  • 1.1 (display) [placards] desfilar con; [feelings/knowledge] hacer* alarde or ostentación de, alardear de; [wealth/jewelry] hacer* ostentación de, ostentar; [prisoner] hacer* desfilar they paraded placards condemning the decision desfilaron con pancartas que condenaban la decisión 1.2 (march, walk) [streets] desfilar por 1.3 (assemble) [troops] hacer* formar

intransitive verb/verbo intransitivo

  • 1.1 (march, walk) desfilar the boys paraded around, showing off to the girls [pejorative/peyorativo] los muchachos se pavoneaban delante de las chicas to parade up and down [soldier/model/child] desfilar (swagger, strut) andar* de aquí para allá pavoneándose 1.2 (masquerade) self-interest parading as humanitarianism el propio interés haciéndose pasar por humanitarismo 1.3 (assemble) [Military/Militar] formar

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