Definition of magna cum laude in English:

magna cum laude

Translate magna cum laude into Spanish

adverb

North American
  • With great distinction (with reference to college degrees and diplomas)

    ‘he graduated magna cum laude in mathematics from Berkeley’
    • ‘Fisher was the salutatorian and graduated Magna Cum Laude.’
    • ‘Forty percent of the class graduated with Latin Honors; 12 percent Summa Cum Laude; 12 percent Magna Cum Laude; and 16 percent Cum Laude.’

Pronunciation

magna cum laude

/ˌmaɡnə ˌko͝om ˈloudā/ /ˌmæɡnə ˌkʊm ˈlaʊdeɪ/ /ˌmaɡnə kəm ˈloudē/ /ˌmæɡnə kəm ˈlaʊdi/ /ˌmaɡnə ˌko͝om ˈloudə/ /ˌmæɡnə ˌkʊm ˈlaʊdə/

adjective

North American
  • Denoting or holding a college degree achieved with great distinction.

    • ‘he is a 1979 magna cum laude graduate in classical languages and literatures’

Pronunciation

magna cum laude

/ˌmaɡnə ˌko͝om ˈloudā/ /ˌmæɡnə ˌkʊm ˈlaʊdeɪ/ /ˌmaɡnə kəm ˈloudē/ /ˌmæɡnə kəm ˈlaʊdi/ /ˌmaɡnə ˌko͝om ˈloudə/ /ˌmæɡnə ˌkʊm ˈlaʊdə/

Origin

Latin, literally ‘with great praise’.