camarilla

UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciationsEnglish: /ˌkæməˈrɪlə/, Spanish: /kamaˈriʎa/

US:USA pronunciation: respellingUSA pronunciation: respelling(kam′ə rilə; Sp. kä′mä rēlyä, -yä)



Inflections of 'camarilla' (nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.): nplplural noun: Noun always used in plural form--for example, "jeans," "scissors.": camarillas

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
cam•a•ril•la  (kam′ə rilə; Sp. kä′mä rēlyä, -yä),USA pronunciation n., pl.  -ril•las 
    (kam′ə rilə; Sp. kä′mä rēlyä, -yä),USA pronunciation 
  1. World Historya group of unofficial or private advisers to a person of authority, esp. a group much given to intrigues and secret plots;
    cabal;
    clique.
  • Latin
  • Latin camera; see chamber) + -illa diminutive suffix
  • Spanish, equivalent. to camar(a) room (
  • 1830–40

Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::
camarilla /ˌkæməˈrɪlə; Spanish: kamaˈriʎa/ n
  1. a group of confidential advisers, esp formerly, to the Spanish kings; cabal
Etymology: 19th Century: from Spanish: literally: a little room
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