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Illinois

Syllabification: Il·li·nois
Pronunciation: /ˌiləˈnoi
 
, ˌiləˈnoiz
 
/

Definition of Illinois in English:

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.

Derivatives

Illinoisan

1
Pronunciation: /-ˈnoiən, -ˈnoizən/
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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