comprimario

noun com·pri·mar·io \ˌkämprə̇ˈma(a)rēˌō, -mär-\

Definition of comprimario

plural

-s

  1. :  a singer or dancer especially in an operatic organization who is ranked usually just below the primary singers and dancers a comprimario part

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Origin and Etymology of comprimario

Italian, from com- (from Latin) + primario primary, principal, from Latin primarius principal — more at primary


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