[ uhp-sah-luh, -suh-; Swedish oo p-sah-lah ]
/ ˈʌp sɑ lə, -sə-; Swedish ˈʊpˌsɑ lɑ /


a city in SE Sweden.
Also Upsala.
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Examples from the Web for uppsala

  • Herr Banker had forgiven the boys and had taken them to Uppsala.

    Little Erik of Sweden|Madeline Brandeis
  • An exploration of Ottar's mound showed a striking similarity with the Uppsala mounds.

    Beowulf|R. W. Chambers
  • Two volumes of this splendid work have been printed by Almqvist and Wiksell, Uppsala.

    The Art of the Book|Bernard H. Newdigate

British Dictionary definitions for uppsala



/ (ˈʌpsɑːlə) /


a city in E central Sweden: the royal headquarters in the 13th century; Gothic cathedral (the largest in Sweden) and Sweden's oldest university (1477). Pop: 182 124 (2004 est)
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