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rocky
American English: /ˈrɑki/
British English: /ˈrɒki/

Translation of rocky in Spanish:

adjective rockier, rockiest

  • 1 (covered with, full of rock)
    (ground/soil)
    rocoso
    (path)
    pedregoso
    Example sentences
    • These may be the best teeth for hard or rocky soil and for heavy infestations of quackgrass and other weeds with underground rhizomes.
    • The music is monumental and the landscape limited to desert, or rocky mountain.
    • It is particularly adapted to rough, rocky land, trees with large, spreading root systems, finer textured soils and for interplanting in previously planted areas.
  • 2 (unsteady) 2.1
    (start)
    incierto
    (period)
    de incertidumbre
    (base)
    nada sólido
    tambaleante
    Example sentences
    • He steers clear of the build/bid approach, knowing that a contentious relationship between the owner and contractor signals a rocky road.
    • It may have had a rocky road in its initial theatrical release, but the DVD format allows viewers to explore its unique world.
    • Of course, none of this would matter if the film itself didn't bear the marks of its rocky road to a theater near you so prominently.
    Example sentences
    • The landing was fairly smooth, a bit rocky at times, but overall comfortable.
    2.2
    (furniture)
    inestable
    poco firme
    this chair's a bit rocky
    esta silla se bambolea or no está muy firme

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