Translation of wake-up call in Spanish:

wake-up call

servicio de despertador, n.

Pronunciation /ˈweɪkʌp ˌkɔːl//ˈweɪkəp ˌkɔl/


  • 1

    (telephone call)
    servicio de despertador masculine
    • Joseph woke to the sound of a horn bellowing a wake-up call in the distance.
    • Eventually Arthur says he got a couple of hours sleep, on the promise of a wake-up call from Brown.
    • I hope this is not a harbinger of 4 a.m. wake-up calls to come, but I'm probably kidding myself.
    • Well, we all know that Kelly Ripa has an early wake-up call every single morning, but she was out pretty late last night for a good cause.
    • He wanted to roll over and go back to sleep but his mother's singing was meant as a wake-up call.
    • She requests a wake-up call but wakes before the designated time.
    • Before drifting off to sleep, Horatio mentally placed a wake-up call and his mind neared consciousness.
    • Belinda was surprised to find that she had managed to drop off when a mid-morning wake-up call woke her.
    • Monday, 7.30 am: Myself and room partner Gary Bollan are stirred into life by the loudest wake-up call known to man.
  • 2

    llamada de aviso feminine
    • It was a final wake-up call to change my lifestyle.
    • But in 1992, Airbus executives received an unwelcome wake-up call.
    • I think the biggest problem which we face is the next pandemic of influenza, and I think in a sense the SARS has given us a wake-up call for that.
    • Judge Ball said that the jail sentence was intended ‘to fire a warning shot, a wake-up call, to other people’.
    • But a report due to be published this week may serve as a wake-up call to those who believe Edinburgh to be a fully paid-up member of the world's top locations.
    • Many people experience a shocking wake-up call when they find themselves in hospital and realise how much their misuse of substances has damaged their health.
    • The Prison Reform Trust said today that overcrowding is a problem in three quarters of jails and the figures should act as a wake-up call to the government.
    • The case may turn out to be one of those terrible incidents that provide a wake-up call and a catalyst for positive change.
    • These results are a wake-up call for a Government more interested in changing how it looks, rather than changing how it works, he said.
    • It's a wake-up call: he sees the errors of his ways, and now that he has a little time on his hands he decides to reform himself into the best dad a child could have.
    • The election of the BNP councillors and the BBC documentary is hopefully a wake-up call to the fact we need some open and honest debate in this city.
    • This was the wake-up call that Newry needed and in the 24th minute they almost got the equaliser when Curran's cross was met by Maguire.
    • If the new National Defense Strategy isn't a sufficient wake-up call, what's it going to take?
    • It has provided everyone - supporters, players, clubs and league officials - with a massive wake-up call.
    • And I think that Republicans did have a wake-up call, and I think they're starting to react to it.
    • I think ultimately this has served as a real wake-up call to the investment community and to the average investor.
    • This wake-up call, though, doesn't just apply to the Democrats and the mainstream media.
    • He described his action as ‘a wake-up call before ministers' complacency becomes truly dangerous’.
    • In fact, that's what guilt is for: a wake-up call to remedy a situation.
    • County received an early wake-up call when a Rangers forward got through to a one-on-one with County keeper Adam Hornby, who made a fine save.