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American English: /ˈvɑljəm/
, /ˈvɑlˌjum/
British English: /ˈvɒljuːm/

Translation of volume in Spanish:


  • 1 uncountable and countable (Physics) (of a body)
    (of container) capacidad (feminine)
    what is the volume of this bottle?
    ¿qué capacidad tiene esta botella?
    Example sentences
    • With negative curvature, space has infinite volume.
    • Likewise, a gas will occupy any volume which is made available to it.
    • In other words, it takes on the exact shape and volume of its container.
  • 2 uncountable (amount)
    (of business, trade) volumen (masculine)
    the volume of mail we get
    la cantidad or el volumen de correspondencia que recibimos
    Example sentences
    • The amount and volume of material we receive each day is huge and unfortunately sometimes it's impossible to answer everybody's pleas.
    • A year later, he upgraded the phone system to handle the growing volume of phone orders.
    • The business has also been successful in increasing both the value and volume of orders per customer through better customer relationship management.
  • 3 uncountable (of sound) to turn the volume up/down
    subir/bajar el volumen
    Example sentences
    • Pianists must rely more heavily on differing volume levels to distinguish voices.
    • There are two further console-style buttons on the top of the device, positioned for index-finger usage, and power and volume controls on the base.
    • The controls are on top surface of the right-hand satellite speaker but are limited to the power switch and volume control.
  • 4 countable 4.1 (book) a two-volume dictionary
    un diccionario en dos tomos or volúmenes
    Example sentences
    • There was huge, leather bound series of volumes of Encyclopaedia Celtica.
    • Photographs are of reasonable resolution and the whole layout of the book is more pleasing and open than earlier volumes in the series.
    • Eventually the series filled two volumes published in March and May 1788.
    also: volumes plural
    (a great deal)
    montones (masculine plural) [colloquial]
    to write volumes
    escribir páginas y páginas
    to speak volumes for somebody/something
    decir mucho de alguien/algo
    it speaks volumes for his honesty
    dice mucho de su honestidad
    the look on his face spoke volumes
    su expresión lo decía todo
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