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American English: /ˈtɛrər/
British English: /ˈtɛrə/

Translation of terror in Spanish:


  • 1 1.1 uncountable (fear) they fled in terror
    huyeron aterrorizados or despavoridos
    to rule by terror
    gobernar sembrando el terror
    terror of the unknown
    terror a lo desconocido
    her terror of her father
    el terror que le tenía a su padre
    he lives in terror of being found out
    vive aterrorizado ante la posibilidad de que lo descubran
    to go in terror of one's life
    temer por su ( or mi etc) vida
    to strike terror in(to) somebody/somebody's heart
    infundirle terror a alguien
    infundir el terror en alguien
    the (Reign of) Terror
    el (Régimen del) Terror
    Example sentences
    • Fearing a curse, the townspeople fled in terror as soon as the weather broke.
    • I have lived those years both in dread of attending the party and in terror of missing it.
    • In fact, it's surprising how little you notice when you've got your eyes firmly shut and you're screaming in terror.
    1.2 uncountable and countable (frightening person, thing) See examples: the terrors of war
    los horrores de la guerra
    she was the terror of her subordinates
    tenía aterrorizados a sus subalternos
  • 2 countable (difficult person) [colloquial]that kid is a little terror
    ese niño es un diablillo [colloquial]
    he must be a terror to work for
    tiene que ser terrible tenerlo como jefe [colloquial]
    she's a terror for cleanliness
    Example sentences
    • If you believe children should be seen and not heard, it may be best to avoid visiting during the school holidays - when tiny terrors abound.
    • Thankfully, my own little terrors decided to play fair on New Year's Day and let me have a bit of a lie-in until 8.45 am.
    • The three Mexican terrors know and respect the Belfast man, who lives and trains in the boxing crossroads of Las Vegas.

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