Translation of parenthesis in Spanish:


paréntesis, n.

Pronunciation /-θəsiːz//pəˈrɛnθɪsɪs//pəˈrɛnθəsəs/


  • 1formal

    (inserted phrase)
    paréntesis masculine
    • One instantly recognizes his modulated and finely tuned free verse line, with its meandering parentheses and doubled back hesitations.
    • The second and third dashes are problematic in that they appear in the same extended sentence and suggest a parenthesis when in fact they function independently: they interrupt and separate rather than link.
    • The parentheses in that sentence are meant to be tongue-in-cheek, and that's really the tone I was aiming for there: a straightforward description with a little bit of irony added.
    • Even if the subordinate clauses open up a parenthesis that seems to last for ever, they do close, eventually, in a completed thought.
    • The practice in writing and print of using a set of marks to regulate texts and clarify their meanings, principally by separating or linking words, phrases, and clauses, and by indicating parentheses and asides.
  • 2

    (round bracket)
    paréntesis masculine
    in parentheses entre paréntesis
    • The asterisk in parentheses indicates that an amino acid may or may not be present at that position.
    • The command-line interface is included in parentheses for those of you who still type commands.
    • In online discussion groups, include the word ‘long’ in parentheses at the end of the subject line of your message or indicate at the top of the body of the message that yours will be a long response.
    • A list is a sequence of syntactic tokens enclosed in a pair of parentheses.
    • By the way, can I draw everyone's attention to my overuse of parentheses in the last paragraph?
    • It's actually a pretty straightforward quiz, no questions about the minor uses of parentheses or diacritics or anything like that.
    • Where the data was available, the actual wavelengths studied are included in parentheses so that readers may draw their own conclusions.
    • Similarly, if the sentence about snow were named with the numeral 88 inside a pair of parentheses, then would be true just in case it is snowing.
    • If you are printing text, you include the text between the parentheses and within double quotes.
    • Right below are the questions, along with the percentage of US respondents who answered the question correctly in parentheses.
    • Candidates' membership in chapters may be longer than 10 years, but only dates 10 years back are included in parentheses following an activity.
    • The parentheses are in the original and mark controversial phrases not yet decided upon.
    • On some of the questions, I will describe the questioner in parentheses.
    • The gene markers included in parentheses were not mapped in our backcross; rather, approximate locations of these markers were deduced from other genetic maps.
    • The asterisk in parentheses indicates a significant trend opposite to other groups.
    • Further references to this essay are included in parentheses in the text.
    • And if you can't find these in Calgary, we've included the name of the company releasing each title in parentheses, along with the director's name.
    • Players elected by members of the Baseball Writers Association to the Hall of Fame on the first ballot include the following with the year of their induction in parentheses.
    • In the typically anonymous world of cyberspace - where parentheses and colons represent emotions and facial expressions - I'd met my namesake.
    • I wonder what it says about messages with those smiley faces made from colons and parentheses?