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American English: /təˈbu/
, /tæˈbu/
British English: /təˈbuː/

Translation of taboo in Spanish:


  • Example sentences
    • As a writer, he comes across as someone who feels that by trumpeting loudly about a taboo subject he is breaking down social barriers.
    • Al-Jazeera gives air-time to their Arab leaders' opponents and to ordinary viewers and discusses taboo political and social topics.
    • The fact that the subject is taboo also means that a man who is traumatized by the experience may be retraumatized again and again, with each child born to him.
    Example sentences
    • In the Solomon Islands, shrines are always taboo places.
    • Christianity was another force that was gradually eliminating dangers from spirits based at taboo sites.
    • Totems of specific clans, healers, or royal dynasties are taboo to certain members of some ethnic groups.

noun plural taboos

  • Example sentences
    • Accurate statistics are hard to come by, especially in a country where social taboos and threats keep many victims silent.
    • Our country has substantial number of disabled people who have excelled in various walks of life, overcoming poverty and social taboos.
    • The cabaret performers and their audiences shared a more or less hidden opposition to social taboos and censorship.
    Example sentences
    • We are now violating an even deeper family taboo.
    • Knowing incest is an "unclean" act heightens the awareness of the taboo she is violating.
    • The Communist Party decided to dramatise its rather unique willingness to challenge taboos.
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