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ultra Syllabification: ul·tra
Pronunciation: /ˈəltrə/
informal

Definition of ultra in English:

noun

1An extremist.
Example sentences
  • When liberals in Spain overthrew their king, the ultras pressed the reluctant government for action.
  • The latter provision would be used by loyalist ultras to demand that the RUC remove the Irish Tricolour even when it was being displayed in a predominantly nationalist area.
  • Gandhi said the state government did not release the ultras unilaterally but with the approval of the country's intelligence agencies, according to a Press Trust of India report.
2 short for ultramarathon. the best way to tackle an ultra is to divide the race into manageable chunks
More example sentences
  • One of the major hurdles to leap, in training for ultras (even marathons), is getting in sufficient training distances to fully prepare, without "destroying" your knees, hips, ankles, feet and lower back.
  • For longtime runners who have competed in and finished several marathons, an ultra is an enticing challenge.
  • The Yukon Arctic Ultra follows the Yukon Quest Trail and the distances for this event include a marathon, 100 miles, 300 miles and 460 miles.

adverb

[as submodifier] Back to top  
Very; extremely: the play was not just boring, it was ultra boring
More example sentences
  • This motor is ultra quiet and since it is "brushless", it also lasts very well.
  • That clean white shirt tucked into black pants look is ultra chic here.
  • The artwork itself is ultra detailed.

Origin

Early 19th century: an independent usage of ultra-, originally as an abbreviation of French ultra-royaliste.

Words that rhyme with ultra

tundra • chakra • kookaburra

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