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automobile Line breaks: auto|mo¦bile
Pronunciation: /ˈɔːtəməbiːl/

Definition of automobile in English:

noun

chiefly North American
A car.
Example sentences
  • He has been writing about automobiles and the auto industry for nearly 30 years.
  • This forced the U.S auto industry to redesign and overhaul their automobiles.
  • On the plus side, the dearth of automobiles means there are no traffic jams.

Origin

Late 19th century: from French, from auto- 'self' + mobile 'mobile'.

Words that rhyme with automobile

mouthfeel • piecemeal

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