Tel Aviv

[ tel uh-veev ]
/ ˌtɛl əˈviv /

noun

a city in west central Israel: one of the centers of Jewish immigration following World War II. International embassies are located in the city.See also Jerusalem.

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Official name Tel A·viv-Jaf·fa [tel uh-veev-yah-fuh], /ˌtɛl əˈvivˈyɑ fə/, Tel A·viv-Ya·fo [tel uh-veev-yah-foh]. /ˌtɛl əˈvivˈyɑ foʊ/.

Origin of Tel Aviv

First recorded in 1915–20; from Hebrew tel “mound, hill, heap” + ābhībh “spring” (the season, symbol of renewal)

OTHER WORDS FROM Tel Aviv

Tel A·viv·i·an, adjective, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for Tel Aviv

Tel Aviv
/ (ˈtɛl əˈviːv) /

noun

a city in W Israel, on the Mediterranean: the largest city and chief financial centre of Israel; incorporated the city of Jaffa in 1950; university (1953): regarded by the international community as the capital of Israel, though most functions of the capital operate from Jerusalem. Pop: 363 400 (2003 est)Official name: Tel Aviv-Jaffa (ˈtɛl əˈviːvˈdʒæfə)
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