Meaning of comprimario

com•pri•mar•i•o

Pronunciation: (kom"pru-mâr'ē-ō", -mär'-), [key]
— pl. -mar•i•os.
  1. a singer in an opera company who ranks below the lead singers and who usually sings secondary roles.
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