Translation of shade in Spanish:

shade

sombra, n.

Pronunciation /ʃeɪd//ʃeɪd/

noun

  • 1

    • 1.1(dark place)

      sombra feminine
      we sat in the shade nos sentamos a la sombra
      • is there any shade? ¿hay sombra?
      • 25°C in the shade 25°C a la sombra
      • to give shade dar sombra
      • to put sth/sb in the shade eclipsar algo/a algn

    • 1.2(in painting, drawing)

      sombra feminine

  • 2

    • 2.1lampshade

      pantalla feminine

    • 2.2lampshadeUS (over window)

      persiana feminine
      estor masculine Spain
      • It would be worth your time to go into a window treatment or decorating store where blinds and shades are sold.
      • If a warm room is flanked by large windows, consider putting shades on the windows or awnings on the outside of the windows.
      • Install white window shades, drapes, or blinds to reflect heat away from the house.
      • Exterior shades are generally more effective than interior shades because they block sunlight before it enters windows.
      • Greg walked over to the window and opened the shades.
      • She shook her head as she approached the window and drew the shades.
      • The safety of blinds and shades has been addressed by a number of companies.
      • The window shades were drawn, and the room's only ambience came from a few candles scattered around the room.
      • Without shades to cover the windows, it shone through almost as if it was a spotlight.
      • To its left was a grand window, shades drawn closed for obvious purposes.
      • Keep window blinds and shades closed during hot weather to conserve energy, and open on sunny days during cold months to allow in solar heat.
      • The crimson light from the sunrise made it's way through the open shades of my window and flooded my room, completely imbuing my walls with a color beauteous enough to take the breath away of anyone.
      • Interior window shades and blinds do absolutely nothing to prevent unwanted heat from penetrating your windows.
      • Install drapes, shades, blinds or another window covering.
      • By then, you may read the news on thin, flexible screens that unroll like window shades.
      • The most important basic consideration for shades and blinds is proper measuring of the window.
      • He watched her with concern for a time, sighing inside as he saw the walls slide down around her, her eyes guarded, as if she had drawn the shades on the windows of her soul.
      • Are the windows that are not covered with draperies, shades, or blinds offering insulative value?
      • Back then, he sold custom picture framing, table pads, venetian blinds, window shades and did glass installations.
      • And pull shades or close blinds on windows facing the direct sun during daylight hours.

    • 2.3lampshade(over window)

      visera feminine

  • 3

    • 3.1(of color)

      tono masculine
      a lighter/darker shade of green un tono más claro/más oscuro de verde
      • in pastel shades en tonos pastel
      • Start with a color you like and select other items in lighter and darker shades.
      • The contrasting shades of his eyes reflected the multiple colors of oranges and reds briefly as he turned away from the festivities.
      • The clouds consisted of many shades of light and dark grey.
      • In coastal climates, coleus thrive in shade or sun, but pinks and other vivid shades become more intense in brighter light.
      • Variegated leaves may include a combination of lighter and darker shades of color in the leaf.
      • It was an unique shade of dark blue, so intense that it appeared black.
      • He looked like a fish on water, not to mention ten shades paler.
      • I slowly looked over at Donovan and smiled, the smile lighting up my face and the moonlight turning my eyes a darker shade of blue.
      • It was blue, and her eyes were a lighter shade of the same blue.
      • Her hair cascaded and spilled over her pale shoulders, its colour more of a deep golden brown than the auburn shade he had seen from the stage.
      • The remnants of day were displayed across the sky in spectacular shades of gold and rust, crimson and violet.
      • From the darkest shade of blue, to its lightest, it turned green, sometimes, even violet, and, very rarely, into honey, black or even grey.
      • Her eyes were a light shade of blue, dominating her pale face.
      • He never really thought that a woman could look so amazing in plain cotton pants and a grape purple cotton shirt, but the deep color brought out the sparkling shades of her eyes and the lightness of her hair.
      • The work is painted in two shades of light blue - darker above and paler below.
      • Furthermore, both dark and light shades of gray are great colors to choose from.
      • Well, the blankets are a medium blue, shot with lighter and darker shades that create a plaid tartan.
      • It had small glitters all over it and faded from darker and lighter shades of pink.
      • It was a light sky blue, a shade so light that it was nearly white.
      • There are dark shades and lighter hues folding into each other.

    • 3.2(degree of difference, nuance)

      varying shades of meaning diferentes matices de significado
      • every shade of opinion toda clase de opiniones
      • there is not a shade of difference between ... no hay la menor diferencia / ni sombra de diferencia entre ...
      • A major problem was the lack of shades and nuances.
      • Just as you can count on different shades and degrees of ‘hispanicity’ so can you expect gradations in humor.
      • Reality comes to us in all different types of shades and degrees.
      • The result was an unwieldy and complex organization of all social classes and all shades of unionist opinion.
      • The large number of diacritics makes it possible to mark minute shades of sound as required for a narrow phonetic transcription.
      • Perhaps this is inevitable in the development of a new concept involving shades of professional opinion and set against the background of scarce resources.
      • The subtle shade of meaning can no doubt be explained by the degree of faithfulness of the pictures in question with regard to the originals.
      • But, if I make an effort, I sense in my duration a variety of shades.
      • McNarry is to meet various shades of party opinion, take soundings and report to Trimble when he returns.
      • The significance of such a model is in its ability to account for subtle shades of difference between musicians and audiences.
      • The drama of Chess, for them, must consist of the alternation of very delicate shades of positional advantage.
      • There is a voluminous literature on the White Paper, which contains all shades of opinion.
      • Though all his films are in Bengali or Hindi, their subtly observed study of multitudinous shades of the human condition ranks them as universal in their appeal and acclaim.
      • They come in a variety of shades, lengths and styles.
      • It is a pervasive mode of thought and is likely to show up in all sorts of places and be associated with most shades of opinion.
      • Thus, this festival brings together the richness of the Indian kitchen with its spices and subtle shades of taste and texture.
      • Or the subtle shades of difference that demarcate the use of nine white pigments.
      • Burbling keyboards and tasteful strings add some different colours and shades to her sonic palette.
      • This pronouncement united all shades of clerical opinion.
      • Of course, there may be various shades and degrees to which litigation may appear fabricated.

    • 3.3informal (slight amount)

      poquitín masculine informal
      pizca feminine informal
      a shade (too) long/short un poquitín / una pizca largo/corto informal
      • he's a shade too confident se tiene un poquitín demasiada confianza
      • Even the soulless Laise had had a shade of humanity to her.
      • In all we got six or seven outfits, three pairs of shades, the wine colored hat, four neck scarves and this really cool jet-black purse.
      • Afterall, there was a shade of reassurance in the predictable, however dire that certain predictable may be.
      • So ends the last of the two longer pieces, each a shade under 20 minutes in length.
      • He was wearing shades and a cap, which prevented either of us from knowing his identity.
      • Clown was sitting in the chair, again wearing his shades and a hat that seemed to look like a bucket on his head.
      • The minister wore a dashing cream-coloured suit and shades.
      • In some scenes, Depp's white, polyester leisure suits and humongous gold-rimmed shades are so hilarious that it is hard to take him seriously.
      • The shortest piece on The Boys clocks in at a mere three minutes and fifteen seconds (although three tracks do stretch to a shade over ten minutes).
      • Then she saw a man dressed in black, a black suit, black shoes, and black shades.
      • For the first time, a shade of uncertainty entered her voice.
      • I wanted to know, in disbelief, and with more than just a shade of annoyance.
      • Nonetheless, fans of the former can be forgiven a shade of disappointment at the shift in focus.
      • Another effective way to prevent your whole body from heating up is to wear a hat and shades when exposed to the sun for long periods of time.
      • He had sported large, sturdy-looking reading glasses because, as a pilot who wore aviator shades, he was used to them.
      • ‘Going nowhere fast’ they are, like Vladimir and Estregon in Waiting For Godot, with shades of the crossfire between Lucky Eric and Judd in Bouncers and Alas Smith & Jones too.
      • It also helped that the part is a good one with shades of the role made famous by Alec Guinness.
      • I dress stylishly, wear shades, have a cross hanging around my neck and am quite intellectual.
      • Emily looks at me with a shade of disappointment in her face and turns around pretending to be cleaning.
      • But it certainly has shades of the tragedy of 1971.
      • But the hair styling students at the college who are also taking part in the extravaganza have been given a 1950's theme and their work is truly evocative, with shades of the heyday of Hollywood glamour.
      • Wearing shades will help prevent particles getting into your eyes.
      • I can turn from a shade of my former self to the book you hold in your hand.
      • He's wearing shades, a white no-sleeved shirt, brown pants, and a leather jacket.
      • When I met Laure in a hotel bar, she wore a forest green sweater, shades and percolated with the sensual energy familiar from all her past movies.
      • I think she suspects that I'm looking at her, but she can't be sure; I'm wearing shades.
      • Jones, for his part, looked the part, dressed in a black leather jacket and black shades, and he opted for a business-like approach to his craft.
      • The boy poses for the camera, fingers in pockets of tight white pants, no shirt, leather jacket, tilted cap, shades, cool.
      • There was a shade of meanness in her speech, and she spoke it so emphatically that for a moment he was not sure if she was telling the truth.
      • He wore shades, a leather jacket, khaki dockers, with tan loafers.
      • Me, I'm wearing a total Leather Tuscadero outfit and '70s shades.
      • He knows the world, yet manages to keep a shade of innocence within.
      • The person who was wearing the shades and the trench coat was fighting against a platinum blonde girl.
      • He then removed the large shades and the trench coat - revealing a tight, sleeveless shirt, and baggy pants.
      • A huge tip off is if it's night time and he's wearing shades.

  • 4literary

    (ghost)
    fantasma masculine
    • In Bayadere, the physical effort rather than the evocation of a fantastical image dominated, so that the entrance of the Shades felt more militaristic than shadowy.
    • I can feel the shades of my forebears crowding before me, waving their spectral hands at me and admonishing me to go no further.
    • As opera matured over the next 150 years, the dramatic duties that at first had been assigned to mere Shades and Furies were taken over by full-fledged gods and goddesses.
    • The bull swam with her out to sea, some say across the Pillars of Hercules to the shore of Southern Spain, others to Crete, where later she gave birth to Minos and Rhadamanthus, ruler of Elysium where the Shades go after death.
    • Think of ‘after the poem’ as a consequence of reading, a further poem made necessary and delightful ‘because of it,’ alive by means which mean to continue and never to return Eurydice to the hateful Shades.
  • 5shades pl

    • 5.1

    • 5.2(on being reminded of sth)

      shades of my schooldays! ¡eso me recuerda cuando estaba en el colegio!
      • shades of Watergate! ¡uno no puede menos que acordarse de Watergate!


transitive verb

  • 1

    (protect from sun, light)
    (face/eyes) proteger del sol
    (face/eyes) proteger de la luz
    a large tree shaded the garden un gran árbol daba sombra al jardín
    • her seat was shaded from the sun su asiento estaba resguardado del sol
  • 2

    (screen)
    (light) tamizar
    you should shade the bulb a little deberías tapar un poco la bombilla
  • 3

    Art
    (background/area) sombrear
  • 4USinformal

    (defeat narrowly)
    ganarle por muy poco a
    ganarle por un pelo a informal
    ganarle por los pelos a informal

intransitive verb

  • 1

    the colors shade into one another los colores se funden unos con otros
    • the yellow shades (off) into orange el amarillo se va convirtiendo en naranja