Translation of idiom in Spanish:


modismo, n.

Pronunciation: /ˈɪdiəm//ˈɪdɪəm/


  • 1

    modismo masculine
    giro (idiomático) masculine
    expresión idiomática feminine
    idiotismo masculine
  • 2

    • 2.1(language)

      lenguaje masculine
      the characters use a working-class idiom los personajes emplean el lenguaje de la clase trabajadora
      • the local idiom el habla del lugar
      • The author's use of a southern idiom adds regional charm.
      • The soap videos provide both a glimpse of popular British culture and useful exposure to regional accents and idioms.
      • It is an uphill task capturing the true spirit of the original, not missing out on the nuances and finer points of the dialect and the local idiom, or for that matter, the tenor and authentic flavour of the literary work in question.
      • The linguistic logic of the bubble was expressed in a particularly Californian idiom.
      • She perfectly recreates the idioms and dialects of a certain sort of Manchester, and it was un-put-downable in a slightly addictive, confessional way.
      • There are southern and northern dialects, each having three regional idioms.

    • 2.2Music Art

      lenguaje masculine
      estilo masculine
      • He creates paintings on the lines of the artistes of yore who not only adopted a conventional artistic idiom, but also used natural dyes.
      • He then spent two years in Paris, and on his return to New York worked in the prevailing Abstract Expressionist idiom, being particularly influenced by Jackson Pollock.
      • But the Lowell of Life Studies was nothing but a maker - a poet who forged the apparently natural idiom on which other poets were to depend.
      • Similarly, in their music, whole groups of people have often adopted characteristic idioms and inflections, which in course of time took the form of favouring some pitches or pitch intervals and avoiding others.
      • The New York Times explained that ‘Monroe created one of the most durable idioms in American music.’
      • In Mozart and Salieri he wrote in a highly expressive declamatory idiom, while in Tsarskaya nevesta he used traditional forms and smooth melodies.
      • Composers are not standing in line to compose ballets, and, in fact, the idiom of much modern music might not be all that suitable for dance.
      • At the same time his style changed, as he abandoned Cubist leanings for a more naturalistic idiom.
      • But the more I hear it the more I hear Jewish melodies expressed through German musical idioms - and vice versa.
      • As a result, music hall idioms and artistes were ubiquitous.
      • An accomplished singer, she is well versed in singing various styles and idioms of music.
      • Drawing is still widely regarded in the Indian art world as a subordinate idiom; however complex or powerful a drawing may be, very few viewers are disposed to accord it an autonomous position.
      • In his abstract expressionist paintings, popular idioms found in his music clearly present themselves.
      • Long a downtown resident, Mitchell treats, within the confines of his abstract idiom, such natural phenomena as clouds and trees, as well as the urban language of streets and buildings.
      • Stylistically, she has moved from a highly detailed, expressive idiom to a pared-down rendition of place in which the gestural mark is less pronounced.
      • The dance and the dancer's idiom transcend time, space and language.
      • Now 29, Kate is quite content to stick with folk, rather than crossing her music with more mainstream idioms to court commercial success.
      • Carrà, Soffici, and Ottone Rosai contributed to the Strapaese circle with landscapes and genre painting rendered in a conservative, naturalist idiom.
      • Although I really don't like Jazz, I do like the way Gershwin uses the jazz idiom to create sublime music, that sounds fresh and modern eighty years after it was written.
      • The second device relied on words rather than theatrical idioms and images.