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[mad-ruh-leyn-yoh; Spanish mah-th ree-le-nyaw] /ˌmæd rəˈleɪn yoʊ; Spanish ˌmɑ ðriˈlɛ nyɔ/
noun, plural Madrilenos
[mad-ruh-leyn-yohz; Spanish mah-th ree-le-nyaws] /ˌmæd rəˈleɪn yoʊz; Spanish ˌmɑ ðriˈlɛ nyɔs/ (Show IPA).
(sometimes lowercase)
a native or inhabitant of Madrid, Spain.
Origin of Madrileño
1825-35; < Spanish madrileño, perhaps by dissimilation (d—d > d—l) from *madrideño, equivalent to Madrid Madrid + -eño suffix of appurtenance (< Latin -ignus, -egnus, apparently extracted from adjectives formed with -n- in which g was part of the root, e.g., larignus of larch, salignus of willow) Unabridged
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