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Aleppo

[uh-lep-oh] /əˈlɛp oʊ/
noun
1.
a city in NW Syria.
French Alep
[a-lep] /aˈlɛp/ (Show IPA)
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  • To-day I have also heard of a caravan proposing to go to Aleppo.

  • The water is sufficient; no one ever dies of thirst in Aleppo.

    The World in Chains John Mavrogordato
  • Tancred was glad to seize the occasion to visit Hameh and Aleppo on his journey.

    Tancred Benjamin Disraeli
  • These forms extend from Java and Borneo on the one hand, to Aleppo on the other.

    On the Genesis of Species St. George Mivart
  • And this damned wrestler from Aleppo must go and spoil it all.

    The Wind Bloweth

    Brian Oswald Donn-Byrne
British Dictionary definitions for Aleppo

Aleppo

/əˈlɛpəʊ/
noun
1.
an ancient city in NW Syria: industrial and commercial centre; scene of heavy fighting in 2012 between the rebel Free Syrian Army and government forces loyal to President Bashar al-Assad.. Pop: 2 505 000 (2005 est) French name Alep (alɛp) Arabic name Haleb (ˈhalɛp)
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