Definition of North American in English:

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North American

Pronunciation: /ˌnɔːθ əˈmɛrɪk(ə)n/
Pronunciation: /ˌnôrTH əˈmerəkən/


Relating to or characteristic of North America or its inhabitants: North American values
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  • North American moviegoers must wait another couple of weeks for the film.
  • North American customers who bought the game before February could be eligible for a refund.
  • In their 87-year history, Cruz Azul have amassed nine league titles and been crowned North American champions six times.


A native or inhabitant of North America, especially a citizen of the US or Canada: North Americans were the target audience
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  • Some studies have estimated that the average North American watches more than three hours of TV a day.
  • All of 500 people surveyed were North Americans.
  • The British are lot more reserved, and the North Americans have a lot more enthusiasm.

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Syllabification: North A·mer·i·can

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