Translation of intensifier in Spanish:

intensifier

palabra enfática, n.

Pronunciation /ɪnˈtɛnsəˌfaɪ(ə)r//ɪnˈtɛnsɪfʌɪə/

noun

  • 1

    Linguistics
    palabra enfática feminine
    intensificador masculine
    intensivo masculine
    • This interview with the screenwriter reports that the phrase can be used as an all-purpose intensifier.
    • Some words and phrases used as quantifiers can also be used as intensifiers, as in: much nicer; much less; many more; a little better; a lot older; a lot too old; a bit too much.
    • You could argue, of course, that the over- of oversimplistic is chiefly an intensifier.
    • It belongs to the class that grammarians call intensifiers.
    • Because of the goal of intensifiers, it is not uncommon to be repetitive when using them.
  • 2

    Photography
    reforzador masculine
    • He later used a silver-based intensifier to enhance the foreground of this famous negative.