com·​pri·​mar·​io | \ ˌkämprə̇ˈma(a)rēˌō, -mär- \
plural -s

Definition of comprimario

: 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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History and Etymology for comprimario

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

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“Comprimario.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 May. 2021.

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