Definition of exurbia in English:

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Pronunciation: /ekˈsərbēə/
Pronunciation: /eɡˈzərbēə/


The exurbs collectively; the region beyond the suburbs.
Example sentences
  • Accordingly, Buell's purpose in the new book is to ‘put ‘green’ and ‘brown’ landscapes, the landscapes of exurbia and industrialization, in conversation with one another.’
  • No, we're paving over the prime farmland as Americans flee out into exurbia, trying to flee the overcrowded housing stock in Miami, New York, Los Angeles, etcetera.
  • This once small town is being increasingly populated by white Americans looking for ‘stability and safety’ in the ever-expanding subdivisions of exurbia.


1955: from ex-1 'out of' + -urbia, on the pattern of suburbia. See exurb.

Words that rhyme with exurbia

Serbia, suburbia

For editors and proofreaders

Syllabification: ex·ur·bi·a

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