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North American Syllabification: North A·mer·i·can
Pronunciation: /ˌnôrTH əˈmerəkən/

Definition of North American in English:


Of or relating to North America.
Example sentences
  • Elsewhere, the sounds were of the generic North American city.
  • The team also won the North American Women's Collegiate Championships held in Montana in March.
  • But he will fulfil a visit to Toronto on Saturday which had been planned to end a brief North American tour.


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A native or inhabitant of North America, especially a citizen of the US or Canada.
Example sentences
  • With the United States leading the field it was fellow North Americans, Canada that laid down the biggest challenge and the two crews passed through half-way neck and neck.
  • Local people depended on turtles much the way native North Americans depended on the buffalo.
  • The first canoes are thought to have been used by Carib Indians and native North Americans and were made by hollowing out large logs.

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