a river flowing south through Myanmar (Burma) to the Bay of Bengal. 1,250 miles (2,015 km) long.
- Also called Aye·yar·wa·dy [ey-yahr-wah-dee] /ˌeɪ yɑrˈwɑ di/ .
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How to use Irrawaddy in a sentence
We are on a steamer coming down the Irrawaddy River from Mandalay, and it is our first evening on board.Round the Wonderful World | G. E. Mitton
Still further north, at Rangoon, on the Irrawaddy, we find the same contrivance described by Symes in 1795.The Evolution of Culture | Augustus Henry Lane-Fox Pitt-Rivers
The road was unsafe, and communication with the Irrawaddy was interrupted.
The track kept as near as possible to the course of the Irrawaddy.
Carts were useless after the first few marches from the Irrawaddy.
British Dictionary definitions for Irrawaddy
the main river in Myanmar, rising in the north in two headstreams and flowing south through the whole length of Myanmar, to enter the Andaman Sea by nine main mouths. Length: 2100 km (1300 miles)
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