[ man-dl-ey, man-dl-ey ]

  1. a city in central Myanmar (Burma), on the Irrawaddy River: the country's second largest urban area after Yangon.

Words Nearby Mandalay Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024

How to use Mandalay in a sentence

  • Inside this wall at one time, the Burman time, was crammed the whole of Mandalay—six thousand houses, more or less.

  • We are on a steamer coming down the Irrawaddy River from Mandalay, and it is our first evening on board.

  • One of the pleasures of being "on the road to Mandalay" was to see the-- "Elephints a-pilin' teak In the sludgy, squdgy creek"

British Dictionary definitions for Mandalay


/ (ˌmændəˈleɪ) /

  1. a city in central Myanmar, on the Irrawaddy River: the second largest city in the country and former capital of Burma and of Upper Burma; Buddhist religious centre. Pop: 927 000 (2005 est)

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