Definition of autoroute in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈôdōˌro͞ot/


A highway in a French-speaking country.
Example sentences
  • There are shopping malls as hideous as any in Orange County, and an autoroute, the A63, that rumbles with trucks headed north from Spain.
  • In the 80s, the Mayor and the province agreed to turn the Metropolitain into a two-level highway by adding a tunnel below the existing autoroute.
  • About half of all Beaujolais is sold under the basic appellation Beaujolais, which comes from the Bas Beaujolais and the flatter land to the immediate west of the main north - south autoroute around Belleville.


1960s: from French, from auto(mobile) 'car' + route 'route'.

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Syllabification: au·to·route

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