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Rhondda

[ ron-duh; Welsh hron-thah ]

noun

  1. a city in Rhondda Cynon Taf, in southeastern Wales.


Rhondda

/ ˈhrɔnða; ˈrɒndə /

noun

  1. an urban area in S Wales, in Rhondda Cynon Taff county borough on two branches of the Rhondda Valley : the area developed into a major coal-mining centre after 1807: the last coal mine closed in 1990. Pop (Rhondda ward): 4690 (2001)


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Word History and Origins

Origin of Rhondda1

After the river of the same name, of uncertain origin; possibly connected to older Welsh rhawdd (unrecorded) “to relate, say” (compare modern Welsh adrodd ), with the implied sense of “babbling” or “noisy”
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Example Sentences

We are informed that at a football match recently played in the Rhondda Valley the referee won.

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RhondaRhondda Cynon Taf