[awr-lee-uh nz, awr-leenz, awr-luh nz]
- a seaport in SE Louisiana, on the Mississippi: British defeated (1815) by Americans under Andrew Jackson.
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Examples from the Web for new orleans
May the New-Orleans compounder be forgiven the iniquitous mixture!Bonaventure
George Washington Cable
They looked upon all the wealth and comforts of New-Orleans as already their own.
Soon after he landed at New-Orleans, and was received "with dumb respect."
The remembrance or tradition of that day will always be fresh in New-Orleans.
Sunday is the busiest day of the week to the stranger in New-Orleans.
- a port in SE Louisiana, on the Mississippi River, about 172 km (107 miles) from the sea: the largest city in the state and the second most important port in the US; founded by the French in 1718; belonged to Spain (1763–1803). It is largely below sea level, built around the Vieux Carré (French quarter); famous for its annual Mardi Gras festival and for its part in the history of jazz; a major commercial, industrial, and transportation centre. Pop: 469 032 (2003 est)
Word Origin and History for new orleans
founded 1718 as Nouvelle Orléans, in honor of French regent Philippe, duc d’Orléans (1674-1723); anglicized after purchase by the U.S. in 1803.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
[(awr-lee-uhnz, awr-luhnz, awr-leenz)]
Port city in southeastern Louisiana.
Dominated by Creole culture, which stemmed from the French settlers of the southern United States.
Jazz originated in the late nineteenth century among black musicians of New Orleans.
Mardi Gras is celebrated there each year.
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