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[man-dl-ey, man-dl-ey] /ˈmæn dlˌeɪ, ˌmæn dlˈeɪ/
a city in central Burma (Myanmar), on the Irrawaddy River: the former capital of Upper Burma. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • A visit to this neighborhood showed the happy-go-lucky features noticed in Mandalay.

    Travels in the Far East Ellen Mary Hayes Peck
  • Gauhati is the present capital of Assam, as Mandalay was once the capital of Burma.

    A Tour of the Missions Augustus Hopkins Strong
  • The unwise thing to do, is to order an article from Rangoon or Mandalay.

  • He consumed a Pacific sundæ, with a feeling of holiday, and hummed "Mandalay."

    The Trail of the Hawk Sinclair Lewis
  • In default of receiving a reply Captain Cooper was instructed to leave Mandalay on a fixed date.

    A Civil Servant in Burma Herbert Thirkel White
  • They felt that it was of no further use looking to Mandalay for help.

    The Soul of a People H. Fielding
  • Letters and telegrams received from Mandalay were dealt with and returned with his orders, no copies for reference being kept.

    The Pacification of Burma Sir Charles Haukes Todd Crosthwaite
  • The great bazaar in Mandalay is one of the sights of the city.

    The Soul of a People H. Fielding
  • Once he honoured me by his presence at a garden-party in Mandalay.

    A Civil Servant in Burma Herbert Thirkel White
British Dictionary definitions for Mandalay


a city in central Myanmar, on the Irrawaddy River: the second largest city in the country and former capital of Burma and of Upper Burma; Buddhist religious centre. Pop: 927 000 (2005 est)
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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