Share this entry

shingles
American English: /ˈʃɪŋɡəlz/
British English: /ˈʃɪŋɡ(ə)lz/

Translation of shingles in Spanish:

noun

  • (Medicine) (+ singular verb)
    Example sentences
    • Doug's symptoms might also have been caused by herpes zoster or shingles virus which can also affect the facial nerve.
    • The medical name for chickenpox is varicella zoster and for shingles it is herpes zoster.
    • If you've ever had chicken pox, you may suffer from shingles or herpes zoster.

Definition of shingles in:

Share this entry

 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove ads and access premium resources

QUIZ


    Next Score:
    Word of the day doofus
    Pronunciation: ˈdo͞ofəs
    noun
    a stupid person
    Cultural fact of the day

    onces

    In some Andean countries, particularly Chile, onces is a light meal eaten between five and six p.m., the equivalent of "afternoon tea" in Britain. In Colombia, on the other hand, onces is a light snack eaten between breakfast and lunch. It is also known as mediasnueves.