[kawr-kaw-vah-doo for 1; kawr-kaw-vah-th aw for 2]
  1. a mountain in SE Brazil, S of Rio de Janeiro: statue of Christ on peak. 2310 feet (704 meters).
  2. a volcano in S Chile. 7550 feet (2301 meters). Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Examples from the Web for corcovado

Historical Examples of corcovado

  • Next after the Corcovado the Tijuca will attract you, and, like the former, it ends in wondrous points of view.

    South America To-day

    Georges Clemenceau

  • "That is the Corcovado, and some day we shall go over there and ascend it," said Martim.

    Our Little Brazilian Cousin

    Mary F. Nixon-Roulet

  • It would require a whole chapter to do even partial justice to this remarkable garden behind the Corcovado mountain.

    Equatorial America

    Maturin M. Ballou

  • One can safely promise such a realizing sense to him who ascends the Corcovado.

    Equatorial America

    Maturin M. Ballou

  • The thunder peals from Sugar Loaf and Corcovado at times outroared those of the guns.

    With the Battle Fleet

    Franklin Matthews

British Dictionary definitions for corcovado


  1. (Spanish korkoˈβaðo) a volcano in S Chile, in the Andes. Height: 2300 m (7546 ft)
  2. (Portuguese korkuˈvɑːdu) a mountain in SE Brazil, in SW Rio de Janeiro city, famous for a massive statue of Christ the Redeemer. Height of mountain: 704 m (2310 ft)
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