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[kahr-uh-kawr-uh m, -kohr-, kar-]
  1. a ruined city in central Mongolian People's Republic: capital of the Mongol Empire in the 13th century.
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Historical Examples of karakorum

  • They were dismissed with orders to visit the Great Khan at Karakorum.

    A Book of Discovery

    Margaret Bertha (M. B.) Synge

  • But I must get to these Karakorum mountains, whatever may betide.

  • We have travelled 331 miles from the Karakorum, and there are 400 more to the Dangra-yum-tso.

  • He soon returns to his retirement in his palace in the Karakorum Mountains.

    A Fascinating Traitor

    Richard Henry Savage

  • It seemed dry as tinder, in contrast to the wet slopes on either side of the Karakorum Pass.

British Dictionary definitions for karakorum


  1. a ruined city in Mongolia: founded in 1220 by Ghenghis Khan; destroyed by Kublai Khan when his brother rebelled against him, after Kublai Khan had moved his capital to Peking (now Beijing)
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