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American English: /ˈɑrkəˌtaɪp/
British English: /ˈɑːkɪtʌɪp/

Translation of archetype in Spanish:


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    • They are resentment personified, archetypes of men with grudges against the world, who - unlike Macbeth - are thereby predisposed to evil.
    • This is ultimately about simple leadership archetypes.
    • There is character development of a sort, but the Star Trek crew are more archetypes than they are people.

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    Pronunciation: fôrˈtisəˌmō
    (especially as a direction) very loud or loudly
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