Translation of somersault in Spanish:

somersault

voltereta, n.

Pronunciation /ˈsʌməsɒlt//ˈsʌməsɔːlt//ˈsəmərˌsɔlt/

noun

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    (on ground) voltereta feminine
    (on ground) vuelta (de) carnero feminine Southern Cone
    (from height) mortal masculine
    (from height) salto mortal masculine
    (of car) vuelta de campana feminine
    to perform/execute a somersault realizar/ejecutar un mortal
    • to turn somersaults dar vueltas (de) carnero
    • He was awarded 9.80 points for his vault - a handspring somersault with forward salto.
    • Now a pirouette has been added to Korbut's loop and several young ladies do a backward somersault on the beam twice in a row.
    • With practice, the momentum created by the dolphin kick and hand movement initiating your somersault should allow you to land aggressively at the wall.
    • Gymnasts start early and children as young as two use soft apparatus to learn their first somersault and handspring, under the watchful eyes of more than 20 qualified coaches.
    • Level Three were the most difficult containing moves such as back flips, somersaults and full cartwheels.
    • I did a neat backward somersault and landed in the river in a welter of blue and silver, unpleasantly aware I could not swim.
    • I remember the fans gasping at Lyukin's triple somersault in the floor exercises for the Moscow News prize.
    • I did a somersault and landed gracefully on my feet.
    • Finally he came down in a somersault and landed on one knee.
    • My intention was this: to do a round-off on to a trampette then tuck backwards into a somersault and land on my feet.
    • I dove to my left again, and this time rolled into a somersault that landed me in a thicket of mountain laurel at the base of the ridge.
    • She still has ambitious goals: reading, backward somersaults, swimming, tying shoes.
    • We have now rejuvenated the program in the floor exercises, long horse and in the rings, introducing new complex somersaults and pirouettes.
    • His heart turned a somersault at her use of his given name.
    • Eventually they may learn to do a somersault in the water by adapting their land movements to the water, but that doesn't mean they are doing it as efficiently as an aquatic creature would do it.
    • Once he bungled a somersault, but managed such a smooth entry into the next exercise that the spectators never suspected that anything was amiss.
    • He launched himself off the roof, performed a double somersault and landed on his feet unharmed.
    • Every minute of the training session is planned: she does warming up exercises slowly and thoroughly, does her pull ups on the wall bars, then to the trampoline for a few light and graceful leaps and somersaults.
    • Chen, who is now playing elder sister to many of her younger classmates, has already accustomed herself to the endless backward somersaults, handstands and horse vaults.
    • I believe you can gyrate on the somersault, get your feet down as best as you can, and push off and go very fast off the wall.

intransitive verb

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    (on ground) hacer volteretas
    (on ground) dar vueltas (de) carnero Southern Cone
    (from height) dar un (salto) mortal
    she somersaulted across the room cruzó la habitación haciendo volteretas
    • the car somersaulted over the edge of the cliff el coche se despeñó por el acantilado dando vueltas en el aire
    • The only injuries this time are some pulled muscles in the back of my neck from somersaulting down the hill.
    • He saw the deer hurled into the air, its willowy body limply somersaulting like a stuffed toy.
    • The new fence is designed so that the top rail drops to one side when hit by a horse, saving the animal and rider from somersaulting.
    • The driver and his three passengers were injured after the car went out of control and somersaulted into a farmer's field.
    • With three points in it, Glasgow went on the attack, Henry somersaulting over a tackle to secure the result and the bonus point.
    • When she wouldn't stop somersaulting and cartwheeling in the front room we decided to take her dancing.
    • Car parts were strewn and blood spattered on Solomon Hochoy Highway on Monday, as two cars collided and somersaulted, killing one man and injuring six people.
    • Our keep-fit sessions were such fun - we hopped on one leg, somersaulted, balanced and scissored and although you loved to show off your skills, you loved me joining in.
    • Tony jumped past me, somersaulting onstage, and straightening up with a flower between his teeth.
    • A resident in Meggeson Avenue said: ‘I think the car knocked down a lamppost and somersaulted quite a few times.’
    • Yet the product that emerged, as the Russians soared and twisted and somersaulted, was one of grace and elegance and hard-to-imagine body control.
    • Our neighbor - a kind man, really - gritted his teeth and looked the other way as they somersaulted and tumbled on its velvety surface.
    • Moving at a speed higher than most people comprehend, Dice rolled to the left to avoid the first bullet then somersaulted back onto the boot of the car.
    • Eye-witnesses reported seeing the car somersaulting.
    • While to the ordinary eye the witch is indistinguishable from those around her, to the priest she appears to be somersaulting through the air and turning cartwheels.
    • It is understood that the teenager was a front seat passenger in the car which careered off the narrow road and somersaulted before crashing into trees.
    • The car struck a row of trees before somersaulting on to its roof and returning spinning to the road.
    • But that did not keep her from somersaulting to the top in the Soviet world of gymnastics.
    • In 1990 he became a prizewinner, at the Mondial du Cirque du Demain in Paris, with a performance including dancing and somersaulting on the Tight Wire.
    • For on 7 March, 1973, Kathy, who lived on Bury Road with her family, was lucky to escape with her life when her sports car skidded and somersaulted on a motorway approach road.