Los Angeles [laws an-j uh-l uh s, -leez, los , laws or, often ang-g uh-l uh s, -leez, los] Word Origin a seaport in SW California. de los Angeles [dey laws an-j uh-l uh s, -leez, los; de laws Spanish ahn-he-les] Vic·to·ria , [vik- tawr-ee- uh, - tohr-; beek- Spanish taw- ryah] /vɪkˈtɔr i ə, -ˈtoʊr-; bikˈtɔ ryɑ/ Spanish 1923–2005, Spanish operatic soprano.
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British Dictionary definitions for los angeles Victoria (bikˈtorja). 1923–2005, Spanish soprano a city in SW California, on the Pacific: the second largest city in the US, having absorbed many adjacent townships; industrial centre and port, with several universities. Pop: 3 819 951 (2003 est) Abbreviation: LA
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Word Origin and History for los angeles Los Angeles
city in southern California, U.S., founded 1781; the modern name is short for the original, given variously as
El Pueblo de Nuestra Señora de los Ángeles or El Pueblo de la Reyna de los Ángeles.
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Los Angeles [(lawss an-juh-luhs)]
City in southern
California, sprawling over nearly five hundred square miles. Note
Second most populous city in the United States.
A center of the entertainment industry;
is a district of Los Angeles.
Los Angeles suffers from serious
pollution created by industry and large numbers of automobiles.
The scene of the
in 1965 and of another serious riot in 1992, triggered by the acquittal of white police officers accused of beating an African-American man named Rodney King.
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