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American English: /ˈdɪɡnəˌtɛri/
British English: /ˈdɪɡnɪt(ə)ri/

Translation of dignitary in Spanish:

noun plural -ries

  • dignatario, (-ria) (masculine, feminine)
    Example sentences
    • As with Tours in the past, it is hoped to have a number of local dignitaries present to start off this year's event.
    • Councillors and local dignitaries invited to the opening were equally enthused by the new centre.
    • These words were spoken by important dignitaries and by ordinary men and women.

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