Definition of concrete jungle in English:

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concrete jungle

Pronunciation: /ˌkänˈkrēt ˈjəNGɡəl/

noun

A modern city or urban area, especially when perceived as an unpleasant or challenging place to live.
Example sentences
  • He is more like a spiderman in the modern concrete jungle of the city.
  • It goes without saying that development is often at the cost of the environment, replacing green spaces in big cities with concrete jungles.
  • ‘But as we can see now, the whole area has turned into a concrete jungle where residential areas are confronted with shopping malls,’ he told the Post.

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Syllabification: con·crete jun·gle

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