There are 2 main translations of hail in Spanish

: hail1hail2

hail1

granizo, n.

Pronunciation /heɪl/

Definition of granizo in Spanish

noun

  • 1

    Meteorology
    granizo masculine
    pedrisco masculine
    • Estimates of the amount of rain and hail which fell on Tuesday ranged from 30 mm to 75 mm in 15 minutes.
    • Thunderstorms sometimes drop balls of ice known as hail in addition to rain.
    • Weather conditions could hardly have been worse for the event with a strong biting wind and frequent wintry showers of rain and hail putting a damper on proceedings.
    • The conditions had a major influence on this game with a strong, gusting wind blowing up the field, bringing with it freezing showers of rain and hail.
    • The capital is again bearing the brunt of the bitter weather with freezing winds, rain and hail showers.
    • These kinds of storms can produce rain, hail snow, thunder and lightning.
    • Wind hit an estimated 140 mph in Tennessee and the storms carried torrential rain and golf-ball-sized hail.
    • The clouds parted and a torrent of rain and hail flowed down toward the earth.
    • It was practically dark as we prepared to put the sign onto the posts when a strong wind stormed through bringing an icy rain and hail with it.
    • On the second day, a storm of biblical proportions unleashes hail, rain and floods that carry away valuable equipment on rivers of mud.
    • Pedestrians and motorcyclists sought shelter when the storm invaded the city and delivered hail and heavy rain.
    • Tomorrow's forecast is for a cold, windy day with some risk of sleet and hail showers, although the worst effects of the storm will have passed by 6am.
    • We had a blizzard, with hail, snow, rain and strong wind - we were terrified.
    • Actually building something was very satisfying and I cracked on through the rain and hail to complete it.
    • He had been hiking near his family's cabin in the mountains when a storm came in and it started pouring down rain and hail.
    • It was a very windy day, with great black clouds and blinding hail: a real storm.
    • A nest was considered storm-destroyed if it was flattened by wind or badly damaged by hail or rain.
    • It was raining hail and ice, and I looked on as the waves fiercely crashed against the shoreline.
    • Soybeans stunted by lack of rain or damaged by hail can be salvaged as hay or silage.
    • Outside, the rain turned to pellets of hail, clattering against the house.
  • 2

    (of bullets, insults)
    lluvia feminine
    • Firefighters came under attack from a hail of stones hurled by children as young as 10.
    • The trickle of arrows became a hail of missiles, then, hurled with deadly accuracy.
    • She grabbed the bucket and, amid a hail of artillery fire, crossed the battery to the well.
    • If I did that one his way, the groom would have died in a hail of bullets before I got to say ‘I Do.’
    • The nephew and the bodyguards appear to have realized that they were in hostile territory, and tried to withdraw, but the effort was met with a hail of bullets.
    • So they looked at each other, under a hail of stones and bricks, shrugged, and as one, stopped to the pavement to pick up the stones which had been hurled at them by the students, and flung them right back.
    • I recall accosting some rowdy teenagers outside my house: my few cautionary words were met with a hail of stones, too small to injure but enough to frighten and humiliate.
    • Does someone else have to have a hail of bullets fired into their bedroom window before something is done?
    • Over the weekend, a 13-year-old Brooklyn boy used his own body to shield a young girl from a hail of bullets.
    • Needless to say he came of worse and, in fact, nobody else was injured apart from the hapless chap who was quickly dispatched to the afterlife in a hail of well-aimed bullets.
    • The records showed his plan had been scotched by a hail of objections from all four of our adjoining neighbours - plus, it seemed, one other mystery objector.
    • His body twisted and contorted under a hail of bullets.
    • A phrase I wrote here not long ago has unleashed a hail of furious and strikingly similar emails.
    • But firefighters also had to contend with a hail of stones and water bombs from the children who crowded around them as they fought the fire.
    • Running towards the house alone, through a hail of bullets, he threw bombs at the position and silenced the gun.
    • If attackers do pop up, a hail of 10 mm projectiles can be fired at them in seconds.
    • And she says she will always treasure the memory of his last kiss and hug before seconds later he died in a hail of bullets.
    • Despite being shot in the leg, she drove though a hail of bullets before a colleague took her to hospital where doctors are battling to save her limb.
    • She picked up a hail of bad words from several of the other drivers.
    • They drove straight through the roadblock in a hail of bullets.

impersonal verb

Meteorology
  • 1

    granizar
    • I rush round closing all the windows and notice it is hailing.
    • Yesterday it hailed so hard it looked like snow.
    • It was raining and hailing, the weather was very poor.
    • Two minutes later, it was sleeting and hailing, we were both soaked to the skin, and we were both bloody miserable.
    • It was an overcast morning with thunderstorms predicted, and although it rained and hailed around lunchtime, most of the day remained fine.
    • Well, actually, in the City it was usually raining, or hailing, or giant-asteroiding, but that's beside the point.
    • The multi-coloured roofs twinkle from a distance in the occasional sunshine, but usually it's raining or hailing.
    • In a city where it hardly even rains, it hailed last night.
    • Last night it Hailed a couple of times so we got a picture of it. I

There are 2 main translations of hail in Spanish

: hail1hail2

hail2

llamar, v.

Pronunciation /heɪl/

transitive verb

  • 1

    (call to)
    (person) llamar
    (ship) saludar
    (taxi) hacerle señas a
    within hailing distance al alcance de la voz
    • I may bridle at the strange young thing who rings up out of the blue and breezily hails me by my first name but it does not help when the company she represents can only be reached through her.
    • A dive master hails me from a nearby floating group, ‘Any idea what that was?’
    • One of them hails me at the fuel pump in order to report that her sister has tried to read the book.
    • I much prefer if you type a short paragraph hailing me up (saying hello) rather than being included in a list of names.
    • She hailed me like an old friend and said: ‘Your new skirt looks great!’
    • They cheerfully hailed us in Dari, then Urdu, then broken English.
    • One Sunday morning I was hailed by a trader known as The Banana King who used more pure oratory selling a bunch of bananas than any politician had used since Churchill.
    • Once a member of our Parish hailed me on the street and invited me to enter his house.
    • He hailed me at half-past nine in Trafalgar Square.
    • If I want the views of a cab driver I'll hail a taxi, thanks.
    • Keeping in mind that the fact that I was female, alone and in one of the worst neighborhoods in New York I hailed a Taxi cab that was in desperate need of a car wash.
    • Finally the security hailed a taxi cab and pushed us in and it drove away.
    • But there is not enough room for the six members of our tour, so he hails another taxi, which also stops instantly.
    • To hail a taxi or bus, one wags a finger or fingers depending on the number of passengers in need of a ride.
    • These vehicles are the only ones licensed and insured to ply for hire, that is take passengers from the taxi ranks or be hailed in the street.
    • I can walk, I can run, I can hop onto a bus, I can try the Tube, I could hail a taxi, I can see if there's a train.
    • Absentmindedly, she hailed a taxi and entered, telling the driver her address before sinking into the seat.
    • He walked with his chin tucked under his overcoat collar, his hand out to hail a taxi.
    • I gave the car a wide berth as it began to smoulder, and hailed a taxi.
    • On Saturday afternoon, a friend (also a wheelchair user) and I were trying to hail a taxi on Charing Cross Road.
    • Soon I give up and, nerves snapping, fight my way down teeming concrete canyons to a roundabout where I manage to hail an antiquated taxi.
    • Michelle took us out for supper, explained how to hail a taxi in Hong Kong and helped us shop for some food for breakfast.
    • A man who looks like a business executive talks into a mobile phone as he tries to hail a taxi.
    • Opting against hailing a taxi, she took the car, figuring that she needed some practice.
    • As soon as I left, I hailed the first available taxi, and within an hour I was on the plane to Washington.
    • Five minutes later they were out on the sidewalk, hailing a taxi.
    • The next thing she was aware of was hailing a taxi outside the airport, and someone touching her arm lightly.
    • She hailed a taxi and headed straight for his house.
    • I didn't know what else to do, so I hailed a taxi and came here.
  • 2

    (acclaim, welcome)
    (king/leader) aclamar
    the discovery was hailed as a major breakthrough el descubrimiento fue acogido como un importantísimo avance
    • she's been hailed as the new Edith Piaf ha sido aclamada como la nueva Edith Piaf
    • On the one hand it was hailed as groundbreaking and praised for encouraging debate.
    • However, the fourth Sunday of Lent was hailed as a day for honouring mothers, when servants would have the day off and be encouraged to return home.
    • They were then ushered into the airport's arrivals terminal where they were hailed as heroes by fans who had turned up to welcome the athletes home.
    • The book had appeared the year before, to much acclaim; it was hailed as a masterpiece of the age.
    • When the traffic police mooted a proposal to ban parking on the city's arterial roads two years ago, it was hailed as the most revolutionary move.
    • Last year's inaugural event was hailed as an outstanding success and this year promises to be no less an occasion with a very busy and interesting schedule of events planned.
    • The 1984 elections were hailed as fair by both the international media and observing organisations, something that has not happened since.
    • This event was hailed as ‘a major step towards successful production of animal organs and cells for human transplantation’.
    • This prospect is frequently hailed as facilitating a return to the pristine, paradigmatic democracies of ancient Greece.
    • It was hailed as the sensation of the festival - a film so shocking and scandalous that it required an official warning on the tickets to alert those of a sensitive disposition.
    • Working too much takes its toll on people's health and relationships, yet most workaholics are hailed as heroes, or at least model employees.
    • The election was hailed as a victory for the left.
    • Both show are hailed as great by some and hated by others.
    • Again, like all other ‘fad’ diets, it is hailed as being simple to do.
    • When the vaccine was introduced in 1988 it was hailed as the key to eradicating the three childhood diseases measles, mumps and rubella in this country.
    • Its relatively peaceful transition from apartheid to multiracial democracy was rightly hailed as a miracle.
    • Looking at some of their efforts, I suspect that if they spell their name correctly it is hailed as a triumph, and incorrectly, as expressionism.
    • Instead of being kicked out as cowards they were hailed as heroes.
    • This target was hailed as completely unreasonable by the agricultural sector, and she was derided for lack of consultation.
    • Three quick-thinking passers-by were today hailed as heroes for saving a man's life with emergency first aid as he lay on the pavement.

intransitive verb

  • 1to hail from

    (person) ser de
    I hail from Kentucky soy de Kentucky
    • the ship, hailing from Liverpool, … el barco, con puerto en / procedente de Liverpool, …

exclamation

archaic, literary
  • 1

    hail Caesar! ¡Ave César! archaic
    • all hail! ¡salve!
    • hail Mary, full of grace Dios te salve María, llena eres de gracia

noun

literary
  • 1

    (call)
    salutación feminine literary
    saludo masculine
    to be within hail estar al alcance de la voz
    • Include as many hails of derisive laughter in your answer as possible.
    • We have received your hails and are willing to accept you and any wounded, so long as you disarm and power down.
    • The Radar has just entered out jurisdiction and is not responding to our hails.
    • She shook her head, her pink hair flowing around her face as the communications officer answered, ‘No response to standard hails.’
    • There's no response to hails, but they probably just use an unknown channel.
    • She is not answering our hails and has not decelerated.
    • She looked at the view screen awaiting a response to the hails.
    • Now Central would be wondering what was wrong, why he wasn't answering the hails.
    • The craft did not make a hostile move toward the science vessel, but did not respond to hails.
    • All relays aren't responding to our hails, and contact with the fleet is severed.
    • Maybe it was because your fleet was too high and mighty to respond to our previous hails.
    • She puffs on a cigarette, hails departing guests, gossips with regulars, accepts congratulations.
    • A moment later the whole ship was ringing with cheers and hails.
    • Her hails had the desired effect, and Mark stopped and turned.
    • The mystery ship did not respond to hails and fired on Japanese ships when they approached.
    • Sitting inside the venue, I could easily feel the radiant enthusiasm of spectators as hails, whistles and waving fluorescent sticks accompanied the name of every familiar Chinese star that the host announced.
    • Young, hyper children sped along the quiet roads and cracked sidewalks, throwing their arms up in their imaginary play and bursting out hails of the loudest cries their lungs could take.
    • Gandalf hails Theoden, but the King is angry with him.