Los Angeles

[ laws -an-juh-luhs, -leez, los or, often, laws -ang-guh-luhs, -leez, los ]
/ lɔs ˈæn dʒə ləs, -ˌliz, lɒs or, often, lɔs ˈæŋ gə ləs, -ˌliz, lɒs /
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a seaport in SW California.
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British Dictionary definitions for Los Angeles (1 of 2)

los Angeles
/ (Spanish los ˈaŋxeles) /


British Dictionary definitions for Los Angeles (2 of 2)

Los Angeles
/ (lɒs ˈændʒɪˌliːz) /

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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Cultural definitions for Los Angeles

Los Angeles
[ (lawss an-juh-luhs) ]

City in southern California, sprawling over nearly five hundred square miles.

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Second most populous city in the United States.

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A center of the entertainment industry; Hollywood is a district of Los Angeles.

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Los Angeles suffers from serious smog pollution created by industry and large numbers of automobiles.

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The scene of the Watts Riots 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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