Supernumerary - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˌsuːpərˈnuːmərerɪ|  American pronunciation of the word supernumerary
Brit.  |ˌsuːpəˈnjuːm(ə)r(ə)rɪ|  British pronunciation of the word supernumerary


- a person serving no apparent function
- a minor actor in crowd scenes (syn: extra)


- more than is needed, desired, or required (syn: excess, extra, redundant, spare, supererogatory, superfluous, surplus)
supernumerary ornamentation
extra ribs as well as other supernumerary internal parts

Extra examples

...a third, supernumerary witness to the signing of the will...

Word forms

singular: supernumerary
plural: supernumeraries
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