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favela

Syllabification: fa·ve·la
Pronunciation: /fəˈvelə
 
/

Definition of favela in English:

noun

A Brazilian shack or shanty town; a slum.
Example sentences
  • However, Brazilian jiu-jitsu evolved into its own distinct style, incorporating techniques honed in the rough favelas of the big cities.
  • The endless favelas in the major cities are a daily reminder to Brazilians of the tremendous social ills that plague their country.
  • However, she argues that it is reflective of the particular forms of male visions of sexuality and desire that are present in places like the Brazilian favelas.

Origin

Portuguese.

Derivatives

favelado

1
Pronunciation: /ˌfävəˈlädō/
noun
Example sentences
  • Of that number, 6.5 million were favelados and over 2.5 million were abandoned street children.

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