[ kom-uhn-dan-tee; Spanish, Italian kaw-mahn-dahn-te ]


, plural co·man·dan·tes [kom-, uh, n-, dan, -teez, kaw-mahn-, dahn, -tes], Italian co·man·dan·ti [kaw-mahn-, dahn, -tee].

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Word History and Origins

Origin of comandante1

< Spanish, Italian
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Example Sentences

Many still speak of the deceased president with epitaphs such as “The Giant,” “The Immortal,” and “The Eternal Comandante.”

So imagine the commotion when Venezuelans recently heard a recording of the Comandante himself, seemingly back from the grave.

An audio hoax of El Comandante has Venezuela in an uproar—and missing the good old days of the Bolivarian revolution.

Michael Moynihan collects five of the dumbest love letters to the departed Venezuelan comandante.

El Comandante used his Machiavellian bag of tricks to fuel a spoils system and political juggernaut that Venezuelans worshiped.

With the two envoys went Comandante Terrada, who, entering the fort with them, took command of the grenadiers.

"Nor how we licked 'em out of their boots, and that's saying a good deal," whispered Crosby, glancing at the Comandante's feet.

"The Senor Comandante can hold no conference with you until you disperse your party," interpreted the secretary.

A monotonous voice also—the Comandante's evidently—was raised in a thin, high recitative.

The Comandante lifted his hand gravely with a gesture of silence, and then slowly removed his plumed hat.