Florianópolis

[ flawr-ee-uh-nop-uh-lis, flohr-; Portuguese flaw-ryuh-naw-poo-lees ]
/ ˌflɔr i əˈnɒp ə lɪs, ˌfloʊr-; Portuguese ˌflɔ ryəˈnɔ pʊˌlis /

noun

a seaport in and the capital of Santa Catarina state, on an island off the S coast of Brazil.

QUIZZES

HEED THE VOX POPULI, AND TAKE THIS WORD OF THE DAY QUIZ!

Test your memory on these verbal firecrackers from the week of June 29 to July 5!
Question 1 of 7
anchorite
Formerly Desterro.

Definition for florianopolis (2 of 2)

Santa Catarina
[ san-tuh kat-uh-ree-nuh; Portuguese sahn-tuh kah-tuh-ree-nuh ]
/ ˈsæn tə ˌkæt əˈri nə; Portuguese ˈsɑ̃ tə ˌkɑ təˈri nə /

noun

a state in S Brazil. 36,856 sq. mi. (95,455 sq. km). Capital: Florianópolis.
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

British Dictionary definitions for florianopolis (1 of 2)

Florianópolis
/ (Portuguese floriəˈnɔpulis) /

noun

a port in S Brazil, capital of Santa Catarina state, on the W coast of Santa Catarina Island. Pop: 884 000 (2005 est)

British Dictionary definitions for florianopolis (2 of 2)

Santa Catarina
/ (Portuguese ˈsantə kətəˈrinə) /

noun

a state of S Brazil, on the Atlantic: consists chiefly of the Great Escarpment. Capital: Florianópolis. Pop: 5 527 707 (2002). Area: 95 985 sq km (37 060 sq miles)
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