[ ah-soon-syawn, -thyawn ]

  1. a city in and the capital of Paraguay, in the S part.

Words Nearby Asunción Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use Asunción in a sentence

  • It’s just as hard, if not harder, to work out the best route between far-flung destinations, like, say, Asunción, Paraguay, and Lombok, Indonesia.

  • She had not, however, travelled far before her pursuers came up with her, and she was eventually brought back to Asuncion.

    South America | W. H. Koebel
  • Returning to Asuncion, he was unanimously appointed Governor by the settlers of the place.

    South America | W. H. Koebel
  • In the original Spanish version the city of Asuncion is always written Ascension.

  • And much water flows between the tropical heat of Asuncion and the cool freshness of this Cerro.

    Uruguay | W. H. Koebel

British Dictionary definitions for Asunción


/ (Spanish asunˈsjon) /

  1. the capital and chief port of Paraguay, on the Paraguay River, 1530 km (950 miles) from the Atlantic. Pop: 1 750 000 (2005 est)

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