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primo British & World English

The leading or upper part in a duet

Levi, Primo British & World English

(1919–87), Italian novelist and poet, of Jewish descent. His experiences as a survivor of Auschwitz are recounted in his first book If This is a Man (1947)

primo uomo British & World English

The principal male singer in an opera or opera company

Primo de Rivera, Miguel British & World English

(1870–1930), Spanish general and statesman, head of state 1923–30. He assumed dictatorial powers after leading a military coup. His son, José Antonio Primo de Rivera (1903–36), founded the Falange in 1933 and was executed by Republicans in the Spanish Civil War

primo uomos in primo uomo British & World English

The principal male singer in an opera or opera company

José Antonio Primo de Rivera in Primo de Rivera, Miguel British & World English

(1870–1930), Spanish general and statesman, head of state 1923–30. He assumed dictatorial powers after leading a military coup. His son, José Antonio Primo de Rivera (1903–36), founded the Falange in 1933 and was executed by Republicans in the Spanish Civil War