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[bey-uh-loo; Turkish bey-oh-loo] /ˈbeɪ əˌlu; Turkish ˌbeɪ oʊˈlu/
a modern section of Istanbul, Turkey, N of the Golden Horn: commercial and residential area.
Formerly Pera
[pe-rah] /ˈpɛ rɑ/ (Show IPA)
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  • But I forget that I intended to take you up the great street of pera, to our hotel.

    Three Months Abroad Anna Vivanti
  • He reached pera, and spent the whole day in fruitless inquiries.

    Paul Patoff F. Marion Crawford
  • Two days after my arrival at pera, I crossed the haven to Constantinople, to visit that city.

  • I told him that his brother and mother were in pera, and that he should see them in the morning.

    Paul Patoff F. Marion Crawford
  • Quite a pretty English garden has been laid out in pera, commanding a fine view of the Bosphorus.

  • It would be easy to write a book about society in pera, and it would be a pleasant book.

    Paul Patoff F. Marion Crawford
  • Even the Grand Street of pera, on which are our hotel and all the foreign embassies, is very mean in appearance.

  • The life on the Bosphorus is totally different from that in pera.

    Paul Patoff F. Marion Crawford
  • Before you to the north, on the point of a blunt promontory, stand the two quarters called Galata and pera.

    From Pole to Pole Sven Anders Hedin
  • You remember the conversation we had in pera, the first night after our arrival?

    Paul Patoff F. Marion Crawford
British Dictionary definitions for pera


the former name of Beyoğlu
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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