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dinosaur

Pronunciation: /ˈdaɪnəsɔːr; ˈdaɪnəsɔː(r)/

Translation of dinosaur in Spanish:

noun/nombre

  • 1.1 (prehistoric creature) dinosaurio (masculine)
    Example sentences
    • These great birds were the last successors of the mighty theropod dinosaurs of the Mesozoic.
    • We are so used to the enormous size of dinosaurs that we almost forget to think about how they grew to be so large.
    • They do still have two skeletons of Tarbosaurus, a theropod dinosaur related to Tyrannosaurus rex.
    1.2 (outdated thing) pieza (feminine) de museo
    Example sentences
    • I still get invites but I feel like a dinosaur and a bit of a has-been now.
    • He is like a Tyrannosaurus Rex, leading a herd of corporate dinosaurs over the cliff and bellowing as he goes.
    • She said: "I suppose at 30 I'm considered a bit of a dinosaur in the industry."

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