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Colorado

Syllabification: Col·o·rad·o
Pronunciation: /ˌkäləˈrädō
 
, ˌkäləˈradō
 
/

Definition of Colorado in English:

1A river that rises in the Rocky Mountains of northern Colorado and flows southwest for 1,468 miles (2,333 km) to the Gulf of California. It passes through the Grand Canyon.
2A river that flows east for 900 miles (1,450 km) across Texas, from the Llano Estacado to the Gulf of Mexico. Austin is situated on it.
3A state in the central US; population 4,939,456 (est. 2008); capital, Denver; statehood, Aug. 1, 1876 (38). Part of Colorado was acquired by the US with the Louisiana Purchase in 1803 and the rest was ceded by Mexico in 1848.

Derivatives

Coloradan

1
Pronunciation: /-ˈrädn, -ˈradn/
noun& adjective
Example sentences
  • Of course, Coloradans could also vote from a perspective of maximizing the likely success of their preferred presidential candidate.
  • It's up to Coloradans to decide what they want to do with them.
  • The court apparently thought that Coloradans couldn't understand the same question that the citizens of California and Arizona could.

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