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[muh-drid; Spanish mah-th reeth ] /məˈdrɪd; Spanish mɑˈðrið/
a city in and the capital of Spain, in the central part.
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[mah-druh-lee-nee-uh n, ‐leen-yuh n] /ˌmɑ drəˈli ni ən, ‐ˈlin yən/ (Show IPA),
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British Dictionary definitions for madrilenian


the capital of Spain, situated centrally in New Castile: the highest European capital, at an altitude of about 700 m (2300 ft); a Moorish fortress in the 10th century, captured by Castile in 1083 and made capital of Spain in 1561; university (1836). Pop: 3 092 759 (2003 est)
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Word Origin and History for madrilenian


Spanish capital, of unknown origin; first attested 932 as Majerit. Adjectival form is Madrilenian. Noun meaning "person or thing from Madrid" is Madrileño, Madrileña.

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Madrid definition

Capital of Spain and largest city in the country, located in the center of Spain.

Note: Madrid was the scene of fighting between the Loyalists and rebel forces of Francisco Franco during the Spanish Civil War; the city was greatly damaged.
Note: Madrid is the home of an outstanding art museum, the Museo del Prado.
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