[kom-pruh-mair-ee-oh, -mahr-]

noun, plural com·pri·mar·i·os.

a singer in an opera company who ranks below the lead singers and who usually sings secondary roles.

Nearby words

  1. compression-ignition engine,
  2. compressive,
  3. compressively,
  4. compressor,
  5. compressure,
  6. comprise,
  7. comprize,
  8. compromis,
  9. compromise,
  10. compromise joint

Origin of comprimario

< Italian, equivalent to com- com- + primario primary Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019