Rio de Janeiro [ ree-oh dey zh uh- nair-oh, - neer-oh, j uh-, dee, d uh; Portuguese - ree oodi zhi- ney- r oo ] SHOW IPA / ˈri oʊ deɪ ʒəˈnɛər oʊ, -ˈnɪər oʊ, dʒə-, di, də; Portuguese ˈri ʊ dɪ ʒɪˈneɪ rʊ / PHONETIC RESPELLING noun a seaport in SE Brazil: former capital.
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How to use Rio de Janeiro in a sentence
Resolution is majority owned and controlled by Rio Tinto, a global mining conglomerate.
Nevertheless, Brian Rogers, a McCain aide pushed back against UANI, calling the Rio Tinto-Iran connection “a red herring.”
Gabriel Pedreira, a spokesman for United Against a Nuclear Iran, opposed any legislation to transfer federal land to Rio Tinto.
In his opinion, Rio Tinto has not addressed this provision of the comprehensive sanctions against Iran.
British Dictionary definitions for Rio de Janeiro Rio de Janeiro Rio / ( ˈriːəʊ də dʒəˈnɪərəʊ) / noun a port in SE Brazil, on Guanabara Bay: the country's chief port and its capital from 1763 to 1960; backed by mountains, notably Sugar Loaf Mountain; founded by the French in 1555 and taken by the Portuguese in 1567. Pop: 11 469 000 (2005 est) Related noun: Cariocan a state of E Brazil. Capital: Rio de Janeiro. Pop: 14 724 475 (2002). Area: 42 911 sq km (16 568 sq miles)
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Cultural definitions for Rio de Janeiro Rio de Janeiro [ ( ree-oh day, dee zhuh- nair-oh) ]
City in southeastern
Brazil on the Atlantic Ocean. Second-largest city in Brazil, after São Paulo; its former capital; and its financial, commercial, transportation, and cultural center. notes for Rio de Janeiro
Rio is famous as a tourist attraction. Especially popular are its beaches, particularly the Copacabana.
notes for Rio de Janeiro
Rio's annual carnival is world-famous.
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