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quintessential
American English: /ˌkwɪn(t)əˈsɛn(t)ʃəl/
British English: /ˌkwɪntɪˈsɛnʃ(ə)l/

Translation of quintessential in Spanish:

adjective

  • por excelencia or antonomasia
    the quintessential gentleman
    el caballero por excelencia or antonomasia
    Example sentences
    • Symbolically, his roles represented the quintessential dissident.
    • We shall consider each in turn and then discuss the quintessential example of the problem.
    • I suppose the waterfront dispute is the quintessential example, but that is only one amongst many.

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