Definition of expressway in English:

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expressway

Pronunciation: /ikˈspresˌwā/

noun

North American
A highway designed for fast traffic, with controlled entrance and exit, a dividing strip between the traffic in opposite directions, and typically two or more lanes in each direction.
Example sentences
  • I was in the passenger seat of a friend's car a few weeks ago, championing this city's underground expressway like I had designed and built it with my own hands.
  • They were exiting the expressway when Manda suddenly spoke up.
  • He'll pull his car over in the middle of an expressway, stop traffic, and get out.

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Syllabification: ex·press·way

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