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English translation of 'corda'



feminine noun

    1. (fune) rope
    2. (boxing)
      le corde the ropes
    una corda per saltare a skipping rope
    saltare la corda to skip (Brit), jump rope (US)
    di corda (suole) rope (attr)
    scarpe di corda espadrilles
  1. (di violino, arco, racchetta) string
    strumenti a corda stringed instruments
  2. (anatomy)
    corda vocal cords
  3. (geometry) chord
  4. (fraseologia)
    dare corda a qn to let sb have his (o her) way
    dare la corda a un orologio to wind a clock
    mettersi la corda al collo (figurative) to put one's head in the noose
    tenere sulla corda qn to keep sb on tenterhooks
    essere giù di corda to feel down
    oggi sono un po' giù di corda I'm feeling a bit down today
    tagliare la corda to sneak off, slip away
    tendere o tirare troppo la corda (figurative) to push one's luck

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  1. vocal cords
See corda (sense 3)

'corda' in Other Languages

British English: rope /rəʊp/ NOUN
A rope is a very thick cord, made by twisting together several thinner cords.
He tied the rope around his waist.
  • American English: rope
  • Arabic: حَبْل
  • Brazilian Portuguese: corda
  • Chinese:
  • Croatian: konop
  • Czech: provaz
  • Danish: reb
  • Dutch: touw
  • European Spanish: cuerda
  • Finnish: köysi
  • French: corde
  • German: Seil
  • Greek: σκοινί
  • Italian: corda
  • Japanese: ロープ
  • Korean: 밧줄
  • Norwegian: tau
  • Polish: sznur
  • European Portuguese: corda
  • Romanian: frânghie
  • Russian: веревка
  • Spanish: cuerda
  • Swedish: rep
  • Thai: เชือก
  • Turkish: ip
  • Ukrainian: мотузка
  • Vietnamese: dây chão
British English: string /strɪŋ/ NOUN
musical instrument The strings on an instrument are the thin pieces of wire that are stretched across it and that make sounds when the instrument is played.
He changed a guitar string.
  • American English: string
  • Arabic: وَتَر
  • Brazilian Portuguese: corda
  • Chinese:
  • Croatian: žica
  • Czech: struna
  • Danish: streng
  • Dutch: snaar
  • European Spanish: cuerda
  • Finnish: kieli
  • French: cordeinstrument de musique
  • German: Saite
  • Greek: χορδή
  • Italian: corda
  • Japanese:
  • Korean:
  • Norwegian: streng
  • Polish: struna
  • European Portuguese: corda
  • Romanian: coardă
  • Russian: струна
  • Spanish: cuerda
  • Swedish: sträng
  • Thai: สายบนเครื่องดนตรี
  • Turkish: tel
  • Ukrainian: струна
  • Vietnamese: dây
British English: cord NOUN
Cord is strong, thick string.
The door had been tied shut with a length of nylon cord.
  • American English: cord
  • Brazilian Portuguese: corda
  • Chinese: 绳索
  • European Spanish: cuerda
  • French: corde
  • German: Schnur
  • Italian: corda
  • Japanese:
  • Korean:
  • European Portuguese: cordão
  • Spanish: cuerda
British English: tightrope NOUN
A tightrope is a tightly stretched piece of rope on which someone balances and performs tricks in a circus.
  • American English: tightrope
  • Brazilian Portuguese: corda bamba
  • Chinese: 钢索
  • European Spanish: cuerda floja
  • French: corde raideN
  • German: Seil
  • Italian: cordada acrobata
  • Japanese: 綱渡りの綱
  • Korean: >밧줄서커스에서 곡예사가 타는
  • European Portuguese: corda bamba
  • Spanish: cuerda floja


Translation of corda from the Collins Italian to English
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