numero uno

nu·​me·​ro uno | \ ˈnü-mə-rō-ˈü-(ˌ)nō How to pronounce numero uno (audio) , ˈnyü- \
plural numero unos

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numero uno adjective

Examples of numero uno in a Sentence

The company is numero uno in computer technology.
Recent Examples on the Web Now Alabama’s second largest city and on target to become numero uno, Huntsville’s leaders recognized a vibrant music culture’s importance in retaining young professionals here. Ben Flanagan |, al, "Here are Alabama’s Entertainers of the Year," 31 Dec. 2019 The following are another round of MVC reviews of my album collection starting at 678 and going alphabetically by artist to get to 1, numero uno. Mike Oliver |, al, "MVC says lightning is the spark that brings life -- and death," 2 Nov. 2019 After the wedding, this will be priority numero uno. . Marie Claire, "A California Couple, a Blowout Wedding, and 2 Paychecks," 10 Jan. 2019 That story, Nantz said, would be 1A. And numero uno? Teddy Greenstein,, "With Tiger Woods roaring, the ‘most anticipated' Masters is upon us," 30 Mar. 2018 New Mexico has future Laker Michael Cooper, the numero uno ofensiva en el mundo, the whole turquoise jewelry bit. Tom Corvin,, "Remember the Titans: Forty years after Cal State Who, Fullerton takes on Purdue," 15 Mar. 2018 In Mexico, Rosewood Mayakoba is numero uno, followed by The Resort at Pedregal (2), Esperanza, an Auberge Resort (3), One&Only Palmilla (4) and Las Ventanas al Paraiso, a Rosewood Resort (5). Lori Rackl,, "2 of the top 3 U.S. hotels are in Chicago, report says," 5 Feb. 2018 Your own health and well-being is or should be numero uno. Minerva, San Francisco Chronicle, "Minerva’s horoscope for week of Dec. 17," 17 Dec. 2017

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First Known Use of numero uno

1944, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for numero uno

Italian numero uno or Spanish número uno

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“Numero uno.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 11 Aug. 2020.

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