Translation of hanging in Spanish:


la horca, n.

Pronunciation /ˈhaŋɪŋ//ˈhæŋɪŋ/


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    • 1.1(penalty)

      la horca
      la pena de muerte en la horca
      before noun it's scarcely a hanging matter en realidad no es muy importante
      • a hanging offense / (British) offence un delito penado con la horca
      • Most of the others I've held accountable got death by slow hanging.
      • And it was a really appalling hanging, in the respect that the minister kept them on the scaffold waiting for 25 minutes as he gave a sermon.
      • 1783 The last public hanging took place at Tyburn - forger John Austin was the last to die there.
      • Baking in the oven or soaking them in vinegar was morally dubious if not outright cheating, but those who soaked first and then baked, well, quite honestly, hanging was too good for them!
      • If he does, the original sentence of death by hanging will immediately be carried out.
      • Should Bermuda bring back hanging (or any other form of capital punishment)?
      • This time there was no release and the sentence of public hanging was carried out.
      • Nowadays the only types of execution include gassing, the electric chair, lethal injection, firing squad and hanging.
      • The boldest part of the new programme announced by the Attorney General on Monday is the hanging of all condemned prisoners on death row.
      • There were men among them who would receive more punishment for their infractions than just the standard, relatively painless hanging.
      • Punishments such as whipping, hanging and transportation were imposed after trials that lasted less than half an hour.
      • And there, death does not mean hanging: it could be a public stoning or a beheading in the town square.
      • Dominic spoke slowly, ‘Red's been sentenced to death by public hanging.’
      • Why pay to imprison criminals, when hanging is so much cheaper?
      • Of course terrible crimes must be met with punishment including long custodial sentences but bringing back hanging is not the right policy in this day and age.
      • If harsh prison terms and hanging is not the answer, neither is a kinder gentler mollycoddling.
      • Liberal over crime and punishment - I believed in public hanging.
      • Trumped-up charges of conspiracy to overthrow the queen, and an unjustly conducted prosecution, brought conviction of treason and hanging at Tyburn.

    • 1.2(execution)

      (en la horca) ejecución feminine

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    (on wall) tapiz masculine
    (over windows, doors) colgadura feminine
    • Red and gold tapestries and hangings tastefully adorned every wall.
    • The walls carry hangings with colourful forms of Ganesh.
    • Carpeted in a rich red and filled with carved furniture, the sapphire blue hangings, walls and cushions looked out of place.
    • If it wasn't loud enough, the bass on the CD player had been turned right up full, so the hangings on the wall shook with every strike of the drums.
    • Lex's room isn't what he would have expected at all, except for the purple sheets and hangings on the bed.
    • The whole area was richly decorated in gold and silver, with red velvet hangings and curtains.
    • On the walls are cloth hangings each with a single quote from a philosopher or other writer.
    • Lift all curtains and hangings on to a windowsill or chair before any floor polishing is started.
    • Its hangings, the curtains, the room's upholstery were the dingy colour of the lees of wine.
    • She could see some one writhing amongst the dusky fabric and she felt herself retreat involuntary to the safety of her bed hangings.
    • Throughout the country, floors and walls are lined with carpets and fabric hangings.
    • The room was filled with colour, sky blue and gold hangings surrounded the bed and lifted the room from the dull greyness of the rest of the castle.
    • In the fifty years since the furnishing of the houses, curtains and bed hangings had become severely worn.
    • He showed me many rooms all decorated with sculptures and hangings.
    • Originally used as lap rugs for warmth on boats or sleighs, ryijy rugs eventually evolved into decorative hangings.
    • The room was decorated with silk blue hangings, white pillars and floors, with crystal blue railings on the sides of the terrace.
    • The tapestries and hangings themselves were masterpieces in their own rights.
    • Alcoves and portions of walls are delineated with pleated fabric hangings.
    • Blood red hangings adorned the walls, rich gold embroidery adorning it.
    • To make these breezy bed hangings, select a lightweight fabric that has no right or wrong side and is at least as wide as the bed.


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    hanging bridge puente colgante masculine
    • I need more hanging space necesito más espacio para colgar prendas
    • Buddleia and calendula attract hoverflies and lacewings into the garden and hanging bird feeders among the fruit trees will encourage birds to eat over-wintering pests.
    • Artistic hanging lamps and garden lights were also displayed.
    • After completing his degree in Computing, he returned to Melbourne with his own highly individual collection of hanging art.
    • The mosque has a unique architectural design showing a hanging mosque standing on a series of shops.
    • The typical Ruby-crowned Kinglet nest is deep and is suspended from two hanging twigs.
    • The first thing you see in the Church of the Holy Sepulchre is Christ's morgue slab, a polished piece of marble on the floor, guarded by the inevitable squadron of hanging lamps.
    • Then the other side decided to fall off so I used the pretty hanging ribbons to tie it to her bra strap.
    • But they have an undeniable gentleness and elephantine beauty about them, with their hanging folds of skin and ponderous outlook on life.
    • The massive rafters of the Red Sails were low, with wisps of cooking smoke winding their way around the hanging oil lamps.
    • She left a little extra hanging over the end and cut that hanging bit into two long strands for tying behind my wrist.
    • Also, the kitchen now has a few hanging green glass lanterns that will shatter over the cat food stations when the hooks end up falling out like they always do.
    • Alternatively, we let inert hanging bug zappers slaughter any bug stupid enough to stumble in with a small shower of crackling blue light.
    • Above them, a giant serac - a hanging block of glacial ice - had collapsed and was tumbling down the couloir.
    • He had considered a hanging chain of several linked pendulums, all suspended from one another, and discovered various different modes of oscillation.
    • I listened intently, taking mental notes on their descriptions of the seracs, the crevasses, the hanging glaciers.
    • The rocks below provide firm foundations; they also dictate the gradient of a road, the placing of a church, the space available for a terrace or hanging garden.
    • One led up to the main trail, so it had access to hanging rock through a secret passage, the other route led onto the rock itself.
    • The clouds that had been hanging low and threatening in the lobby appeared to have gathered heaviest on the 24th floor.
    • Inside the barbers a man reads the Hurriyet while he waits and the caged parrot looks at himself in the hanging mirror - the parrot used to have a mate and he used to have a beautiful long red tail plumage.
    • The western bay of the vault, built in 1362, carries a hanging boss suspended by eight dramatic flying ribs.