Translation of extraordinary in Spanish:


Pronunciation: /ɪkˈstrɔːrdneri; ɪkˈstrɔːdnri/


  • 1 1.1 (exceptional) [beauty/amount/person] extraordinario; [stupidity/difficulty] extraordinario, asombroso there's nothing very extraordinary in that no tiene nada de extraordinario
    More example sentences
    • He's an extraordinary father and a remarkable husband, a terrific human being.
    • This extraordinary woman lived a remarkable life.
    • Taken alone, this is not an extraordinary remark.
    More example sentences
    • The second is the gender division of work, she says, looking at the larger issue of why first generation schoolgoers in particular require an extraordinary amount of care and attention.
    • Britain produces an extraordinary amount of commentary, in print, on television and on radio; so much that the production of opinion can seem to be our dominant industry, the thing we are best at and most take to.
    • Platoon leaders and platoon sergeants spend an extraordinary amount of time not on deciding who deserves medals but working on the grammar and presentation of the citation.
    1.2 (very odd) [sight/appearance] insólito; (incredible) increíble, insólito it's extraordinary that the mistake wasn't spotted es extraordinario or increíble que no se detectara el error I find it extraordinary that no-one bothered to inform me me parece increíble or insólito que nadie se haya molestado en avisarme how extraordinary! ¡qué increíble!
  • 2 2.1 [formal] [Administration/Administración] [Government/Gobierno] [powers/meeting] extraordinario 2.2 (in titles of persons) (after noun/detrás del nombre) extraordinario ambassador extraordinary embajador extraordinario, (masculine, feminine)
    More example sentences
    • It states that the Ambassador Extraordinary was "considerably astonished" to be called upon to pay 600 francs for the hire of carriages.
    • This Ambassador extraordinary was issued a red (diplomatic) passport as well.
    More example sentences
    • Immediately after the public meeting, Durrington parish council convened an extraordinary meeting and voted to oppose the English Heritage application.
    • A move to dissolve the society and distribute assets was defeated at an extraordinary meeting convened by Mr Kelly in July that year.
    • The prince also said he will convene an extraordinary session if it is necessary to finalize the bill.

Definition of extraordinary in:

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day reubicar
to relocate …
Cultural fact of the day

In Spain the term castellano, rather than español, refers to the Spanish language as opposed to Catalan, Basque etc. The choice of word has political overtones: castellano has separatist connotations and español is considered centralist. In Latin America castellano is the usual term for Spanish.