Definition of Illinois in English:


Syllabification: Il·li·nois
Pronunciation: /ˌiləˈnoi
, ˌiləˈnoiz
A state in the eastern central US; population 12,901,563 (est. 2008); capital, Springfield; statehood, Dec. 3, 1818 (21). Colonized by the French in the 1600s and ceded to Britain in 1763, it was acquired by the US in 1783.



Pronunciation: /-ˈnoiən, -ˈnoizən/
noun& adjective
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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