[ shing-goo ]

  1. a river flowing N through central Brazil to the Amazon. 1,300 miles (2,090 km) long.

Words Nearby Xingú Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024

How to use Xingú in a sentence

  • The waters of the Xingu are as clear as crystal: against the sandy bottom, I could trace the dark brown body of the tapir.

    The Hunters' Feast | Mayne Reid
  • The tribes of the upper Xingu are the Vaura and the Mehinacu.

    The Races of Man | Joseph Deniker
  • "Xingu—" she murmured, as if seeking in her turn to gain time.

  • We were hugging the right bank, and so saw the mouth of the Xingu as we passed.

    The Sea and the Jungle | H. M. Tomlinson
  • Then Mrs. Dane gave expression to their inmost dread by saying sharply: "Ah—you say the Xingu, do you?"

    Xingu | Edith Wharton

British Dictionary definitions for Xingú


/ (Portuguese ʃiŋˈɡu) /

  1. a river in central Brazil, rising on the Mato Grosso plateau and flowing north to the Amazon delta, with over 650 km (400 miles) of rapids in its middle course. Length: 1932 km (1200 miles)

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