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Cadillac

Syllabification: Ca·dil·lac
Pronunciation: /kädēˈyäk, ˈkadlˌak
 
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Definition of Cadillac in English:

noun

1 trademark A large luxury car that is the most prestigious brand of General Motors.
Example sentences
  • I don't remember the guy campaigning in a Cadillac.
  • They did, however, spend $650 a month to lease a Cadillac.
  • The men in the brown car waited in a parking space near Wheeler's black Cadillac.
2Something that is an outstanding example of its kind, especially in terms of luxury, quality, or size: the aircraft is widely regarded as the Cadillac of commuter planes
More example sentences
  • The place has turned from a Porsche into a Cadillac.
  • At D we have the Cadillac of diamonds: A colorless stone.
  • This is the true Cadillac of the railroad!

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