: based in or relating to the American countries south of the U.S. where people speak Spanish and Portuguese

Examples of Latin-American in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Other Latin-American countries, including, most recently Colombia, have already ended their relations with the Middle Eastern country. Solcyré Burga, TIME, 3 May 2024 Hierro has created a giant shopping bag full of Latin-American groceries that briefly baffles audience’s sense of scale. Christian House, CNN, 18 Mar. 2024 El Dorado, their sophomore album, instantly shook up the music in Colombia with its mix of punk energy and distinctly Latin-American sounds: Afro-Colombian rhythms, folk undercurrents, and a ranchera for good measure. Beverly Bryan, SPIN, 14 Mar. 2024 Also featured is the Brazilian artist Marco Pereira, a soloist, arranger, composer and recording artist strongly influenced by jazz and Latin-American music. Randy McMullen, The Mercury News, 21 Feb. 2024 Clemente, the first Latin-American Hall-of-Famer, played for the Pittsburgh Pirates from 1955 to 1972, amassing exactly 3,000 hits before dying in a plane crash on his way to help with relief efforts for an earthquake in Nicaragua. Dominic Pino, National Review, 6 Feb. 2024 Over the years, Zacarías has become on the nation’s leading Latin-American playwrights. Pam Kragen, San Diego Union-Tribune, 2 Feb. 2024 Additionally, co-hosts Noel Fielding and Matt Lucas offended some viewers by donning sombreros, shaking maracas and attempting Latin-American accents during the show. Gabriel Hays, Fox News, 2 Sep. 2023 An original Latin-American film that blends philosophy with irony. John Hopewell, Variety, 11 May 2023

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“Latin-American.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 May. 2024.

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