Translation of precipitous in Spanish:

precipitous

cortado a pico, adj.

Pronunciation /prɪˈsɪpɪtəs//prəˈsɪpədəs/

adjective

formal

  • 1

    (drop/slope) cortado a pico
    (drop/slope) escarpado
    a precipitous fall in the price of coffee una caída en picada del precio del café
    • Along the coast, precipitous cliffs up to 1,400 feet high are interspersed with coves and bays leading into deep, V-shaped canyons.
    • Their roots sometimes spread out over the path, and gained anchorage on the most precipitous slopes.
    • The monks' view from their cell windows was heart-stopping: a sheer drop down the precipitous wooded ravine sides to the valley floor 1,000 ft. below.
    • Our tiny bus wound up through the Inguri Valley whose precipitous road hugged cliffs and ravines, worming through crude tunnels and skirting thick forests.
    • Overlooking it are the residential streets that were carved from the precipitous slopes.
    • The section between Bonne Nuit and Bouley bays, though tough, is entirely on the cliff path and is stunningly beautiful, with the sound of waves crashing against precipitous cliffs and the relentless cries of seabirds.
    • The view is mind-boggling, with a precipitous drop into the defile of the Lairig Ghru, the great pass that splits the Cairngorms, linking Aviemore and Braemar.
    • The topography of the actual route with its monuments and trails, its rivers and bridges, its steep hills and precipitous valleys, is meticulously represented.
    • The machinery of contemporary human reason thus turns out to be rooted in a biologically incremental progression while simultaneously existing on the far side of a precipitous cliff in cognitive-architectural space.
    • Lying just over 14 km off the extreme south-west coast, Eldey's precipitous cliffs rise to a height of nearly 80 metres.
    • With precipitous limestone cliffs, deeply shaded ravines, and clear rocky streams, the Driftless Area is a rugged landscape.
    • Where the road ends, there is a precipitous staircase down the cliff, offering the occasional vertigo-inducing vista down the rock face to the turbulent Mediterranean.
    • A bus took us to a precipitous cliff with a door at its base.
    • Some trees were standing diagonally, with their entangled roots exposed on the precipitous rocky cliffs.
    • This was a lovely glimpse of the Pacific Ocean, calm and sunny, with the bold precipitous cliffs of Maria Island rising grandly in the distance.
    • Late in the afternoon, we drop anchor beneath the island's precipitous cliffs and, possessed by a powerful craving for a cold beer, row to the fish-stained docks.
    • Amazingly, all were dragged three kilometres up the precipitous slopes by manpower.
    • Many follow the island's 1,365 miles of irrigation channels, called levadas, stretches of which run along steep slopes with precipitous drops to one side.
    • It was near the edge of a precipitous drop into the valley.
    • Facultative altitudinal movement is likely a particularly tractable option for birds breeding on the Sierra Nevada crest, owing to the precipitous elevation drop down the eastern escarpment.
  • 2

    (hasty) precipitado
    • His speech highlighted the growing threat that his administration will launch a new, precipitous military adventure in the near future.
    • If our foreign policies are rash, precipitous and not objectively thought out they will harm us domestically.
    • And I don't think we should be talking in terms of precipitous withdrawal.
    • A recognition of this epistemological complexity is itself sufficient to compel the thoughtful interpreter to avoid precipitous decisions.