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Madrid

[ muh-drid; Spanish mah-threeth ]
/ məˈdrɪd; Spanish mɑˈðrið /
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noun
a city in and the capital of Spain, in the central part.
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OTHER WORDS FROM Madrid

Mad·ri·le·ni·an [mah-druh-lee-nee-uhn, ‐leen-yuhn], /ˌmɑ drəˈli ni ən, ‐ˈlin yən/, adjective, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for Madrid

Madrid
/ (məˈdrɪd) /

noun
the capital of Spain, situated centrally in New Castile: the highest European capital, at an altitude of about 700 m (2300 ft); a Moorish fortress in the 10th century, captured by Castile in 1083 and made capital of Spain in 1561; university (1836). Pop: 3 092 759 (2003 est)
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Cultural definitions for Madrid

Madrid

Capital of Spain and largest city in the country, located in the center of Spain.

notes for Madrid

Madrid was the scene of fighting between the Loyalists and rebel forces of Francisco Franco during the Spanish Civil War; the city was greatly damaged.

notes for Madrid

Madrid is the home of an outstanding art museum, the Museo del Prado.
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