Brussels

[ bruhs-uhlz ]
/ ˈbrʌs əlz /

noun

a city in and the capital of Belgium, in the central part.

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Flemish Brus·sel [brys-uhl]; /ˈbrüs əl/; French Bruxelles.
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British Dictionary definitions for Brussels

Brussels
/ (ˈbrʌsəlz) /

noun

the capital of Belgium, in the central part: became capital of Belgium in 1830; seat of the European Commission. Pop: 999 899 (2004 est)Flemish name: Brussel (ˈbrysəl) French name: Bruxelles
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Cultural definitions for Brussels

Brussels

Capital of Belgium and largest city in the country, located in central Belgium; a commercial, industrial, financial, administrative, and cultural center.

notes for Brussels

Several international organizations, including NATO and the EU are headquartered in Brussels.
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