[ duhm-frees ]
/ dʌmˈfris /


Also called Dum·fries·shire [duhm-frees-sheer, -sher] /dʌmˈfrisˌʃɪər, -ʃər/. a historic county in S Scotland.
a burgh of Dumfries and Galloway in S Scotland: burial place of Robert Burns.


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British Dictionary definitions for dumfriesshire (1 of 2)

/ (dʌmˈfriːsˌʃɪə, -ʃə) /


(until 1975) a county in S Scotland, on the Solway Firth, now part of Dumfries and Galloway

British Dictionary definitions for dumfriesshire (2 of 2)

/ (dʌmˈfriːs) /


a town in S Scotland on the River Nith, administrative centre of Dumfries and Galloway. Pop: 31 146 (2001)
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