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American English: /pərˈfɔrməns/
British English: /pəˈfɔːm(ə)ns/

Translation of performance in Spanish:


  • 1 countable (Cinema, Music, Theater) 1.1 (session) (Theater) the band/trio will give no more performances in Rome
    el grupo/trío no volverá a presentarse en Roma
    the eight o'clock performance is sold out
    las entradas para la función de las ocho están agotadas
    in performance (live)
    1.2 (of symphony, song) the twentieth performance of the play
    la vigésima representación de la obra
    the first performance of the play
    el estreno de la obra
    the first performance of Hamlet by a black actor
    la primera vez que un actor negro interpreta a Hamlet
    Example sentences
    • It is dedicated to presenting concerts and performances with a meaning.
    • The show follows the traditional plot of the fairytale story but with plenty of comedy and slapstick to keep the crowds entertained for both evening and matinee performances.
    • There, pageants and performances could be presented against the authentic background of Clifford's Tower and the Castle Museum buildings.
    1.3 (of actor)
    (of pianist, tenor)
    (of entertainer)
    she won an Oscar for her performance in the lead role
    ganó un Oscar por su interpretación del papel protagónico or por su actuación en el papel protagónico
    Example sentences
    • Highly stylized dramatic performances were accompanied by music.
    • It also includes songs and live music performances, although the core of the show is still the Irish folk dance.
    • I would like to thank the young people who worked to put on a wonderful performance of Sound of Music at the Wyvern.
  • 4 countable (fuss, bother) [colloquial]it's such a performance getting the children to bed
    da tanto trabajo acostar a los niños
    what a performance!
    ¡qué historia! [colloquial]
    ¡qué lata! [colloquial]

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