Translation of toque in English:
nombre masculino/masculine noun
- 1 1.1 (de un timbre) ring; (de una campana) stroke, chime al toque de cornetas when the bugles sound/sounded lo recibieron con toque de campanas they greeted him with the ringing of bells o/or with peals of bells llama con dos toques ring twice al toque de las doce when the clock strikes twelve, on the stroke of twelve a toque de campana, aquí hay que hacerlo todo a toque de campana it's like being in the army here o/or everything is so regimented here 1.2 (España/Spain) [familiar/colloquial], (llamada) call, buzz, ring (inglés británico/British English) [familiar/colloquial] si te levantas temprano dale un toque a César if you get up early, wake César o/or [familiar/colloquial] give César a knock
- 2 2.1 (golpe suave) touch con cuatro toques magistrales acabó el retrato with a few deft touches she finished the portrait se aplica con unos toquecitos you dab it on 2.2 [Medicina/Medicine] hacerse or darse unos toques to paint one's throat ([ with antiseptic ]) 2.3 (en béisbol) bunt dio un toque perfecto he laid down a perfect bunt
- 3 (detalle) touch aquí falta el toque femenino this place lacks a woman's touch necesita un toque de color it needs a touch of color solo falta darle los últimos toques we just have to put the finishing touches to it
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