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Illinois

Line breaks: Illi|nois
Pronunciation: /ˌɪlɪˈnɔɪ
 
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Definition of Illinois in English:

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.

Derivatives

Illinoisan

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noun& adjective
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.

Words that rhyme with Illinois

ahoy, alloy, Amoy, annoy, boy, buoy, cloy, coy, destroy, employ, enjoy, Hanoi, hoi polloi, hoy, joy, koi, oi, ploy, poi, Roy, savoy, soy, tatsoi, toy, trompe l'œil, troy

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