- 1.1 (doorway) umbral (m) to be on the threshold of sth estar* en el umbral or a las puertas de algoMore example sentences1.2 (limit) umbral (m), límite (m) the threshold of consciousness el umbral de la conciencia pain threshold umbral de dolor I have a low pain threshold tengo bajo el umbral de dolor, tolero muy mal el dolor he has a low boredom threshold aguanta poco sin aburrirse (before n) threshold price [EU] precio (m) de umbral
- George enters the house, crossing its threshold with one broad step.
- As the door opened soundlessly, she crossed the threshold and entered into the room.
- Emily was in tears before she crossed the threshold into her room.
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Santería is a religious cult, fusing African beliefs and Catholicism, which developed among African Yoruba slaves in Cuba. Followers believe both in a single supreme being and also in orishas, deities who each share an identity with a Christian saint and who combine a force of nature with human characteristics. Rituals involve music, dancing, sacrificial offerings, divination, and going into trances.