[ zah-puh-rawzh-yuh; Russian zuh-puh-raw-zhye ]
/ ˌzɑ pəˈrɔʒ yə; Russian zə pʌˈrɔ ʒyɛ /
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a city in SE Ukraine, on the Dnieper River.
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Let’s start with some etymology: What are the origins of the typographical word “bracket”?
First appeared around 1750, and is related to the French word “braguette” for the name of codpiece armor.
First appeared in 1610, based on the French word “baguette” for the long loaf of bread.
First appeared in 1555, and is related to the French word “raquette” for a netted bat.TAKE THE QUIZ TO FIND OUT
Also Za·po·rizh·zhya [zah-puh-reezh-yuh; Russian zuh-puh-reezh-zhye] /ˌzɑ pəˈriʒ yə; Russian zə pʌˈriʒ ʒyɛ/ .
Formerly A·le·ksan·drovsk [Russian uh-lyi-ksahn-druhfsk] /Russian ʌ lyɪˈksɑn drəfsk/ .
Words nearby Zaporozhye
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British Dictionary definitions for Zaporozhye
/ (Russian zəpaˈrɔʒjɛ) /
a city in E Ukraine on the Dnieper River: developed as a major industrial centre after the construction (1932) of the Dnieper hydroelectric station. Pop: 798 000 (2005 est)Former name (until 1921): Aleksandrovsk
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