Translation of expectant in Spanish:


expectante, adj.

Pronunciation /ɪkˈspɛktənt/ /ɪkˈspɛkt(ə)nt/ /ɛkˈspɛkt(ə)nt/

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  • 1

    (air/crowd) expectante
    • There was an expectant buzz from the crowd whenever he was in possession and he was desperately close to scoring earlier, with what would have been a magnificent goal midway through the first half.
    • Mr Williams thanked everybody for their participation, before he announced the winners of the £25 prizes to the expectant crowd.
    • At midnight the doors were opened to the expectant crowd.
    • The same holds true onstage, where she entertained large crowds of expectant fans during a month-long, consistently sold-out U.S. tour.
    • The expectant crowd was confused - was this really the new world champion they had so excitedly looked forward to seeing?
    • The priests and the policemen stopped before the crowd of expectant men and surveyed them, as they did every morning.
    • The traditional objection was made that it might be snowing heavily on Christmas Eve and early closing would ensure that staff could safely travel home to their excited and expectant children.
    • There are nights when you can feel the va va voom in a theatre, busy with the buzz of expectant chatter and excited faces of all ages.
    • The big moment arrived, as Santa was heralded into the room and conducted a sing-along with all the expectant wide-eyed crowd.
    • Just don't tell him he's going out to face the world champions in front of an expectant home crowd in half an hour.
    • Sunday saw an expectant and knowledgeable crowd turn up for what was some of the best bowling seen for a long time.
    • Josh finished, and then they were all looking at me, expectant and excited.
    • If I was a best selling author about to pass such tripe off on my breathlessly expectant readers, I'd have been right there with her.
    • The party was in full swing as they arrived, but there was a faint, expectant feeling among the guests as the royal party had not yet arrived.
    • The silence was reverent, expectant, verging on anxious.
    • When expectant faces all along the table turned towards him, he sighed and raised a hand to his temple.
    • After the lunch interval the West Indies began their reply backed by an expectant crowd.
    • A cheap sound system pumped out drum and bass as a sparse yet expectant crowd gathered.
    • Knowing he was about to appear, an expectant hush fell over the huge crowd around the green.
    • When our star takes the stage, he's greeted by an expectant hush.
  • 2

    (expecting a baby)
    expectant mother futura mamá
    • expectant parents / couple futuros padres