Buenos Aires

[ bwey-nuhs -ahyuhr-iz, boh-nuhs; Spanish bwe-naws -ahy-res ]
/ ˈbweɪ nəs ˈaɪər ɪz, ˈboʊ nəs; Spanish ˈbwɛ nɔs ˈaɪ rɛs /


a seaport in and the capital of Argentina, in the eastern part, on the Río de la Plata.



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British Dictionary definitions for Buenos Aires

Buenos Aires
/ (ˈbweɪnɒs ˈaɪrɪz, Spanish ˈbwenos ˈaires) /


the capital of Argentina, a major port and industrial city on the Río de la Plata estuary: became capital in 1880; university (1821). Pop: 13 349 000 (2005 est)
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Cultural definitions for Buenos Aires

Buenos Aires
[ (bway-nuhs air-eez, eye-riz) ]

Capital of Argentina and largest city in the country, located in eastern Argentina near Uruguay.

notes for Buenos Aires

One of the largest cities in Latin America, Buenos Aires is Argentina's chief port and financial, industrial, commercial, and social center.

notes for Buenos Aires

La Prensa and La Nación are two of its daily newspapers, popular throughout the Spanish-speaking world.
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