[lahyp-sig, -sik; German lahyp-tsik]


a city in E central Germany.

Also Leip·sic [lahyp-sik] /ˈlaɪp sɪk/.
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British Dictionary definitions for leipzig



a city in E central Germany, in Saxony: famous fairs, begun about 1170; publishing and music centre; university (1409); scene of a decisive defeat for Napoleon Bonaparte in 1813. Pop: 497 531 (2003 est)
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leipzig in Culture


[(leyep-sig, leyep-sik)]

City in east-central Germany; a manufacturing, commercial, and transportation hub.


Since the Reformation, Leipzig has been a leading cultural center of Germany, home to philosophical, literary, and musical giants, such as Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, Friedrich von Schiller, Johann Sebastian Bach, Felix Mendelssohn, Robert Schumann, and Richard Wagner.


Leipzig was the capital of Germany's book and music publishing industries until the city was badly damaged in World War II.
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