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Line breaks: pou|sada
Pronunciation: /pəʊˈsɑːdə

Definition of pousada in English:


A hotel in Portugal owned and administered by the government.
Example sentences
  • Restaurants, chic boutiques, pousadas (B&B guesthouses) and a few dive shops now line the neat alleys cordoned off to traffic.
  • The day before beginning a tour of the Minho region in northern Portugal, I was logged onto the Internet looking for hospitals near the remote pousada on the Spanish border where my seven-year-old son and I would be spending our third night.
  • It is also used to beautiful effect in the town's palace, now a pousada.


Portuguese, literally 'resting place'.

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