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Cairo

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Pronunciation: /ˈkʌɪərəʊ
 
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Definition of Cairo in English:

The capital of Egypt, a port on the Nile near the head of its delta; population 6,758,600 (est. 2006). Also called el-Qahira; Arabic name al-Qahira.

Derivatives

Cairene

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Pronunciation: /ˈkʌɪəriːn/
adjective& noun
Example sentences
  • This implies that the linguistic behavior of Cairene women is less ‘conservative’ than men, a finding that corroborates findings of previous studies across the Arab world.
  • The non-classical standard, or urban Cairene, on the other hand, draws its dominance and prestige from its association with the social dialect of urban, upper class social groups.
  • I stayed with a middle-class Cairene family, comfortably off but not rich, whose daily life is a struggle against the heat, the dust, the noise, the traffic, and the lack of privacy.

Words that rhyme with Cairo

biro, giro, gyro, tyro

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