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[stahm-bool] /stɑmˈbul/
the oldest part and principal Turkish residential section of Istanbul, south of the Golden Horn.
Also, Stamboul
[stahm-bool; French stahn-bool] /stɑmˈbul; French stɑ̃ˈbul/ (Show IPA)
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  • Far to the west are seen the towers on the old wall of Stambul.

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  • As a child Fatima Hanum played in one of the narrow streets of Stambul.

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  • This was always the way in which the riots began in Stambul.

  • My path leads me into Stambul; whether it will lead me back again I know not.

  • A moment later the little host was already on its way to Stambul.

  • The last rays of sunset were about to depart from the minarets of Stambul.

  • Sir, sir, rise up quickly, for all Stambul is in a commotion.

  • He bellowed to the Kapudan Pasha not to go to Stambul as death awaited him there.

  • Stambul was to be left to itself, and the rebels allowed to do as they liked there.

  • Thou wilt have the anchor raised and sail with the first favorable wind to Stambul.

British Dictionary definitions for Stambul


the old part of Istanbul, Turkey, south of the Golden Horn: the site of ancient Byzantium; sometimes used as a name for the whole city
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