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  1. a city in and the capital of Meghalaya state, in NE India.
Formerly Lew·duh [loo-duh] /ˈlu də/ Yed·do [yed-oh] /ˈyɛd oʊ/.


  1. a state in NE India. 8660 sq. mi. (22,429 sq. km). Capital: Shillong.
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Historical Examples

  • In the station of Shillong every masonry building was levelled to the ground.

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  • One day the two climbed to the top of the Shillong mountain to survey the country.

  • My friend Needham had gone on leave to Shillong, so I could not think of starting till he returned.

  • Early in June, faint tremors were felt by sensitive persons at Shillong.

  • At Shillong, the crash of houses falling within thirty yards was completely drowned by the roar of the earthquake.

British Dictionary definitions for shillong


  1. a city in NE India, capital of Meghalaya: situated on the Shillong Plateau at an altitude of 1520 m (4987 ft); destroyed by earthquake in 1897 and rebuilt. Pop: 132 876 (2001)


  1. a state of NE India, created in 1969 from part of Assam. Capital: Shillong. Pop: 2 306 069 (2001). Area: 22 429 sq km (7800 sq miles)
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