Definition of Illinois in English:


Line breaks: Illi|nois
Pronunciation: /ˌɪlɪˈnɔɪ
A state in the Middle West of the US; population 12,901,563 (est. 2008); capital, Springfield. It was colonized by the French but was ceded to Britain in 1763. It was acquired by the US in 1783 and became the 21st state in 1818.



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More example sentences
  • And two of the three winners for physics are Illinoisans.
  • Let the heat go to those who seek to deprive Illinoisans of their right to vote for president.
  • To most Illinoisans, that's a pretty uncontroversial idea.

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