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intifada Syllabification: in·ti·fa·da
Pronunciation: /ˌin(t)əˈfädə/

Definition of intifada in English:


The Palestinian uprising against Israeli occupation of the West Bank and Gaza Strip, beginning in 1987.
Example sentences
  • Over 350 people have died since the beginning of the intifada, or Palestinian uprising, three months ago.
  • The Palestinian intifada, or uprising, broke out two years ago this Saturday.
  • One in four of the Palestinians killed in the intifada uprising against Israel, for example, have been Christians.


From Arabic intifāḍa 'an uprising' (literally 'a jumping up as a reaction to something'), from intifaḍa 'be shaken, shake oneself'.

Words that rhyme with intifada

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