[ par-uh-nah; Portuguese pah-rah-nah ]
/ ˌpær əˈnɑ; Portuguese ˌpɑ rɑˈnɑ /
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a river in central South America, flowing from S Brazil along the SE boundary of Paraguay and through E Argentina into the Río de la Plata. 2,050 miles (3,300 km) long.
a city in E Argentina, on the Paraná River: the capital of Argentina 1852–61.
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Words nearby Paraná
paramorphism, paramount, paramour, Paramus, paramyxovirus, Paraná, Paranaguá, Paranaíba, Paraná pine, Parañaque, paranasal
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How to use Paraná in a sentence
No toleration of pseudo-paganism, as had been done on the waters of the Orinoco, the Parana and the Paraguay.The Indian in his Wigwam|Henry R. Schoolcraft
It can handle 50 tons from the Parana and 500 tons from the railway per hour.
This is the name applied to the group of islands forming the Delta of the Parana.
Rosario exists by reason of its port, which commands the Parana.
The smaller river craft often take a parana instead of the main stream, to avoid the rush of the current.The Sea and the Jungle|H. M. Tomlinson
British Dictionary definitions for Paraná
(parəˈna) a state of S Brazil, on the Atlantic: consists of a coastal plain and a large rolling plateau with extensive forests. Capital: Curitiba. Pop: 9 798 006 (2002). Area: 199 555 sq km (77 048 sq miles)
(paraˈna) a city in E Argentina, on the Paraná River opposite Santa Fe: capital of Argentina (1853–1862). Pop: 305 000 (2005 est)
(Portuguese parəˈna, Spanish paraˈna) a river in central South America, formed in S Brazil by the confluence of the Rio Grande and the Paranaíba River and flowing generally south to the Atlantic through the Río de la Plata estuary. Length: 2900 km (1800 miles)
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