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Los Angeles

[laws an-juh-luh s, -leez, los or, often, laws ang-guh-luh s, -leez, los] /lɔs ˈæn dʒə ləs, -ˌliz, lɒs or, often, lɔs ˈæŋ gə ləs, -ˌliz, lɒs/
a seaport in SW California. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • We now leisurely moved along and reached Los Angeles in due time, where our party broke up.

    The Adventures of Two Alabama Boys H. J. Crumpton and Washington Bryan Crumpton
  • Are you paying for this call, or is the City of Los Angeles footing the bill?

    By Proxy Gordon Randall Garrett
  • Cummings told Jim that he could not work in Los Angeles or stay here unless he 'came through.'

    Spring Street James H. Richardson
  • First thing you know, you'll get your just deserts and land in the Los Angeles jail.

    Owen Clancy's Happy Trail Burt L. Standish
  • This fine domain, lying between Whittier and Los Angeles, was apportioned long before 1899, among the five purchasers.

British Dictionary definitions for Los Angeles

los Angeles

/Spanish los ˈaŋxeles/

Los Angeles

/lɒs ˈændʒɪˌliːz/
a city in SW California, on the Pacific: the second largest city in the US, having absorbed many adjacent townships; industrial centre and port, with several universities. Pop: 3 819 951 (2003 est) LA
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for Los Angeles

city in southern California, U.S., founded 1781; the modern name is short for the original, given variously as El Pueblo de Nuestra Señora de los Ángeles or El Pueblo de la Reyna de los Ángeles.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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Los Angeles in Culture
Los Angeles [(lawss an-juh-luhs)]

City in southern California, sprawling over nearly five hundred square miles.

Note: Second most populous city in the United States.
Note: A center of the entertainment industry; Hollywood is a district of Los Angeles.
Note: Los Angeles suffers from serious smog pollution created by industry and large numbers of automobiles.
Note: The scene of the Watts Riots in 1965 and of another serious riot in 1992, triggered by the acquittal of white police officers accused of beating an African-American man named Rodney King.
The American Heritage® New Dictionary of Cultural Literacy, Third Edition
Copyright © 2005 by Houghton Mifflin Company.
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