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megalopolis

Syllabification: meg·a·lop·o·lis
Pronunciation: /ˌmeɡəˈläpələs
 
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Definition of megalopolis in English:

noun

A very large, heavily populated city or urban complex.
Example sentences
  • The Harrisons argue that these strips of green would contribute to natural purification of air and water, while warding off a future in which central Holland is transformed, largely thanks to suburbanization, into a megalopolis.
  • Dhaka, founded by the Mughals in 1608, is the sprawling capital city and is fast turning into a megalopolis of over nine million people.
  • By the 1960s, urban sprawl had created enormous megalopolises.

Origin

mid 19th century: from megalo- 'great' + Greek polis 'city'.

Words that rhyme with megalopolis

acropolis, cosmopolis, Heliopolis, metropolis, necropolis

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