[ ir-uh-wod-ee, -waw-dee ]
/ ˌɪr əˈwɒd i, -ˈwɔ di /


a river flowing S through Burma (Myanmar) to the Bay of Bengal. 1250 miles (2015 km) long.


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Also called Aye·yar·wa·dy [ey-yahr-wah-dee] /ˌeɪ yɑrˈwɑ di/. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

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/ (ˌɪrəˈwɒdɪ) /


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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