Definition of Spanish American in English:

Spanish American

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  • A native or inhabitant of the Spanish-speaking countries of Central and South America.
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    • She was Spanish-American, and had the most exotic beauty she had ever seen.


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  • Relating to or denoting the Spanish-speaking countries or peoples of Central and South America.
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    • In 1886 he graduated from West Point, where he later returned as an instructor, and served in the Plains Indians and Spanish-American wars.
    • It is suggestive that Anthony is not a common name in England, while Antonio is so in all Spanish or Spanish-American countries.
    • The concept of dawn as the end of transitory human life and beginning of the eternal life is traditional in Spanish-American writing.

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Pronunciation: ˌkɒlərəˈtjʊərə
elaborate ornamentation of a vocal melody