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illustrious

Pronunciation: /ɪˈlʌstriəs/

Translation of illustrious in Spanish:

adjective/adjetivo

  • [literary/literario] [person/family] ilustre, insigne [formal]; [deeds] glorioso
    Example sentences
    • But it is not just his family's illustrious past which concerns the present Lord Lansdowne.
    • The hotel with the illustrious past and the four-star deluxe rating must wait a little longer for a fifth star.
    • He also expressed pleasure to be following in the footsteps of his illustrious predecessor Charles Darwin.

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