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[min-ee-ap-uh-lis] /ˌmɪn iˈæp ə lɪs/
a city in SE Minnesota, on the Mississippi.
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[min-ee-uh-pol-i-tn] /ˌmɪn i əˈpɒl ɪ tn/ (Show IPA),
noun Unabridged
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  • They chose the latter procedure and the use of the Minneapolis crematory was secured for this purpose.

  • As there was a branch of his company in Minneapolis, she lured him that far away.

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  • Still, you see, the big mills in Winnipeg and Minneapolis depend upon the prairie.

    The Impostor Harold Bindloss
  • No longer was she haunted by the apprehension that had whispered to her as she had left Minneapolis.

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  • Mind you, I never sold apples at all until this year to Minneapolis markets.

British Dictionary definitions for Minneapolis


a city in SE Minnesota, on the Mississippi River adjacent to St Paul: the largest city in the state; important centre for the grain trade. Pop: 373 188 (2003 est)
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Minneapolis in Culture
Minneapolis [(min-ee-ap-uh-lis)]

Largest city in Minnesota, and, with St. Paul, one of the Twin Cities.

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