[ bruh-zil-yuh; Portuguese brah-zeel-yuh ]
/ brəˈzɪl yə; Portuguese brɑˈzil yə /
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a city in and the capital of Brazil, on the central plateau.
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How to use Brasília in a sentence
Bolsonaro, a member of the right-wing Liberal Party, spoke to thousands of his supporters at an event in Brasília, the country’s capital.Jair Bolsonaro launches re-election campaign|Michael K. Lavers|March 28, 2022|Washington Blade
The Brazilian press said the White House informed Brasilia about the rapprochement minutes before the statement was made public.Venezuela Says Goodbye to Its Lil Friend, While the Rest of the Continent Cheers|Catalina Lobo-Guererro|December 20, 2014|DAILY BEAST
“I deeply regret that someone granted asylum by Brazil was exposed to such danger,” she told reporters in Brasilia.Escape from Bolivia|Mac Margolis|September 2, 2013|DAILY BEAST
As the case became headline news and then a national scandal, Brasilia stepped forward.Brazilian Doctor Suspected of Mass Murder|Mac Margolis|March 28, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Brasilia, being urged both by her husband and her lover, wished for death, and obtained it.A Philosophical Dictionary, Volume 1 (of 10)|Franois-Marie Arouet (AKA Voltaire)
British Dictionary definitions for Brasília
/ (brəˈzɪljə, Portuguese brəziˈliːa) /
the capital of Brazil (since 1960), on the central plateau: the former capital was Rio de Janeiro. Pop: 3 341 000 (2005 est)
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Cultural definitions for Brasília
[ (bruh-zil-yuh) ]
Capital of Brazil, located in its central highlands.
notes for Brasilia
One of the newest cities in the world, Brasilia was inaugurated in 1960 to replace Rio de Janeiro as Brazil's capital. The Brazilian government moved the capital in an effort to promote development in central Brazil. In less than thirty years, its population had grown to over a million inhabitants.
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