[ suh-lahy-uh; Spanish se-lah-yah ]

  1. a city in Guanajuato state, central Mexico.

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How to use Celaya in a sentence

  • There are quite a number of buildings in Celaya, both public and private, which evince notable architectural beauty.

    Aztec Land | Maturin M. Ballou
  • He wondered what might have occurred in other cities: Tepic, Celaya, Guanajuato?

    When the Owl Cries | Paul Bartlett
  • At Celaya, their numbers had increased to fifty thousand men—some say more.

    Mexico | Susan Hale
  • But at Celaya, when men were thinking of rest in the cool monasteries there, they learned that they must not pause.

    The Missourian | Eugene P. (Eugene Percy) Lyle

British Dictionary definitions for Celaya


/ (Spanish θeˈlaja) /

  1. a city in central Mexico, in Guanajuato state: market town, famous for its sweetmeats; textile-manufacturing. Pop: 727 000 (2005 est)

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