noun Pinyin, Wade-Giles.
  1. a city in and the capital of Liaoning province, in NE China: cultural capital of Manchuria; battle 1905.
Formerly Fengtien, Mukden.


  1. Pinyin, Wade-Giles. a province in NE China. 58,301 sq. mi. (151,000 sq. km). Capital: Shenyang.
Formerly Fengtien. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Examples from the Web for shenyang

Contemporary Examples of shenyang

  • The visibility in Shenyang, the capital of Liaoning Province, was measured at less than 656 feet.

  • Born in Shenyang, a city in the northeastern province of Liaoning, Xiaojiong grew up not knowing another lesbian.

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British Dictionary definitions for shenyang


  1. a walled city in NE China in S Manchuria, capital of Liaoning province: capital of the Manchu dynasty from 1644–1912; seized by the Japanese in 1931. Pop: 4 916 000 (2005 est)Former name: Mukden


  1. a province of NE China, in S Manchuria. Capital: Shenyang. Pop: 42 100 000 (2003 est). Area: 150 000 sq km (58 500 sq miles)
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