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Cumbria

Syllabification: Cum·bri·a
Pronunciation: /ˈkəmbrēə
 
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Definition of Cumbria in English:

A county in northwestern England; county town, Carlisle. Cumbria was an ancient British kingdom, and the name continued to be used for the hilly northwestern region of England that contains the Lake District and much of the northern Pennines. The county of Cumbria was formed in 1974.

Origin

from medieval Latin, from Welsh Cymry 'Welshman'.

Derivatives

Cumbrian

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adjective& noun
Example sentences
  • Saving them is important, not only for Cumbrians but for the nation because we all cherish them as one of our favourite wild animals.
  • The knowledge and skill of 42,000 Cumbrians employed in manufacturing have made their strategies and plans tenable.
  • The select band of Cumbrians (and all the people from Newcastle) sent by their tribe to assess whether I was worthy entertainment for their countyfolk seemed to enjoy it well enough.

Words that rhyme with Cumbria

Northumbria, Umbria

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