Definition of Brazilian in English:

Brazilian

Syllabification: Bra·zil·ian
Pronunciation: /brəˈzilyən
 
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noun

1A native or inhabitant of Brazil.
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  • It quickly becomes apparent that the chef - a native Brazilian - is no meatball.
  • Hundreds of Brazilians gathered in the town's square in their native costume for 12 hours of dancing to celebrate the carnival season in their own country last summer.
  • In my view, these are highly populist, and don't have the power to bring any real benefit to Brazilians or Latin Americans.
2 (also Brazilian wax) A style of waxing a woman’s pubic hair in which almost all the hair is removed, with only a very small central strip remaining.
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  • She's getting a Brazilian wax for the first time.
  • I got a Brazilian wax for my engagement.
  • I have done an all-off Brazilian wax only once, and here are some things they don't tell you about it.

adjective

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Relating to Brazil.
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  • As a hippy, he wrote songs that revolutionised Brazilian rock, but some subversive comic-strips landed him in jail and he became one of the ‘disappeared’.
  • More than 200 Brazilian players are currently registered as being foreign-based in countries ranging from Spain and Italy to Finland, El Salvador and China.
  • If there is one arranger capable of putting a string section to non-treacly use, it is Jacques Morelenbaum, the Brazilian cellist who has worked wonders with the great Caetano Veloso.

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