[ meg-uh-loh-pol-i-tn ]
/ ˌmɛg ə loʊˈpɒl ɪ tn /
of, relating to, or characteristic of a megalopolis.
an inhabitant of a megalopolis.
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Also meg·a·pol·i·tan [meg-uh-pol-i-tn] /ˌmɛg əˈpɒl ɪ tn/ .
Origin of megalopolitan
1925–35; from megalopolis, modeled after metropolis: metropolitan
OTHER WORDS FROM megalopolitanmeg·a·lo·pol·i·tan·ism, noun
Words nearby megalopolitan
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Example sentences from the Web for megalopolitan
Some one having asked Cercidas, the Megalopolitan, if he were willing to die: 'Why not?'Notre-Dame de Paris|Victor Hugo
Cleomenes taking the field, totally defeated the army of Aratus, and killed Lydiadas the Megalopolitan general.Reflections on the Rise and Fall of the Ancient Republicks|Edward Wortley Montagu