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[val-puh-rahy-zoh, -soh]
  1. Spanish Val·pa·ra·í·so [bahl-pah-rah-ee-saw] /ˌbɑl pɑ rɑˈi sɔ/. a seaport in central Chile.
  2. a city in NW Indiana.
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Examples from the Web for valparaiso

Historical Examples of valparaiso

  • You think you're bound for Valparaiso, and you find yourself at the poor-house.

    The Stark Munro Letters

    J. Stark Munro

  • These vessels cruised off the harbor of Valparaiso, waiting for re-enforcements.

  • At any rate, in court at Valparaiso that question will be answered.

  • Two days, at most, with our present sailing, will bring us into Valparaiso.

  • The honeymoon shall be on the Elsinore from Valparaiso all the way to Seattle?

British Dictionary definitions for valparaiso


  1. a port in central Chile, on a wide bay of the Pacific: the third largest city and chief port of Chile; two universities. Pop: 275 000 (2005 est)
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