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American English: /ərˈbeɪn/
British English: /əːˈbeɪn/

Translation of urbane in Spanish:


  • [formal]
    fino y cortés
    Example sentences
    • Educated at one of Shanghai's top universities, he's urbane, articulate in English and works in a foreign law firm.
    • It was a terrible thing to say, especially since he is an urbane man.
    • He was urbane and charming as, indeed, are most members of the Sri Lankan ruling elite.

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