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supernumerary
American English: /ˌsupərˈn(j)uməˌrɛri/
British English: /ˌsuːpəˈnjuːm(ə)r(ə)ri/

Translation of supernumerary in Spanish:

adjective

noun plural -ries

  • (Theater)
    Example sentences
    • They were there merely as props, as so many supernumeraries in his private psychodrama.
    • Although public indignation at the burgeoning Civil List led to some drastic pruning, the Royal supernumeraries continued to live high on the hog.
    • The rest of the cast are really supernumeraries; other ranks, captured German soldiers, etc although, again, they are well played and convincing in what they are called upon to do.

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