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[hawr-mooz, hawr-muhz] /hɔrˈmuz, ˈhɔr mʌz/
Strait of, a strait between Iran and the United Arab Emirates, connecting the Persian Gulf and the Gulf of Oman.
Also, Ormuz. Unabridged
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  • A vessel came in to-day from Hormuz on the eastern shore, bringing a horde of beggars.

  • Rabba filled the two cups which he had from a leathern bottle, and Hormuz took a cup in each hand, smacking his lips as he did so.

  • Ormuz, or Hormuz, an island at the entrance of the Persian Gulf, once a great commercial dpt.

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  • It dropped to the ground, and looking up, Hormuz saw that the stranger had vanished.

  • "Then fail not to unravel the mystery of my dream," said Hormuz, and he related it.

British Dictionary definitions for Hormuz


/hɔːˈmuːz; ˈhɔːmʌz/
an island off the SE coast of Iran, in the Strait of Hormuz: ruins of the ancient city of Hormuz, a major trading centre in the Middle Ages. Area: about 41 sq km (16 sq miles)
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