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noun [countable] extra pronunciation in British English /ˈekstrə/
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  1. 1
    something that you can buy with something else for an additional payment

    The car comes with most extras that you’d expect, like twin air-bags.

    optional extra:

    A virus checker is available as an optional extra for your computer.

  2. 2
    cinema someone who has a very small part in a film, for example as a member of a crowd


used to describe something which is done more carefully and over a longer period of time …

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the practice of giving birth in the presence of several friends and relatives

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