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rostrum
American English: /ˈrɑstrəm/
British English: /ˈrɒstrəm/

Translation of rostrum in Spanish:

noun plural -trums or -tra Pronunciation: / -trə /

  • (for public speaking)
    (for orchestra conductor)
    Example sentences
    • You should've seen the look on Tony's face, standing on the rostrum waiting for the receiving officer.
    • Later, the magistrate asked the presspersons, who were standing near the rostrum, to go further behind where it was overcrowded and also where only one door was kept open.
    • When August comes around and Bovell more than likely mounts the medal rostrum in Athens, he will find himself under a kind of scrutiny he's never experienced.

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    rastro

    In some parts of Spain, the name given to a weekly open-air flea market where all kinds of items are sold is a rastro. The name El Rastro as such refers to a very big market of this type held in Madrid at weekends.