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Shangri-La Syllabification: Shan·gri-La
Pronunciation: /ˌSHaNGɡrēˈlä/

Definition of Shangri-La in English:

1A Tibetan utopia in James Hilton’s novel Lost Horizon (1933).
1.1 (as noun a Shangri-La) A place regarded as an earthly paradise, especially when involving a retreat from the pressures of modern civilization.
Example sentences
  • What is known is that it is the ever-elusive Paradise or Nirvana or Shangri-La that everyone, especially Ibn Fattouma, is searching for.
  • We called it la-la land, a Shangri-La of dreams and reality.
  • At the end of this conversation, inevitably, looms a Shangri-La of potential script options and development deals.

Origin

From Shangri (an invented name) + Tibetan la 'mountain pass'.

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