Translation of cause célèbre in Spanish:

cause célèbre

Pronunciation: /ˌkəʊzsəˈlebrə; ˌkɔːzseˈlebrə/

n (plural causes célèbres /ˈkəʊzsəˈlebrə/)

  • (famous lawsuit) caso (masculine) famoso or célebre the strike became a cause célèbre la huelga dio mucho que hablar

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