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[val-puh-rahy-zoh, -soh] /ˌvæl pəˈraɪ zoʊ, -soʊ/
Spanish Valparaíso
[bahl-pah-rah-ee-saw] /ˌbɑl pɑ rɑˈi sɔ/ (Show IPA)
. a seaport in central Chile.
a city in NW Indiana. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • It is connected with Valparaiso by railway, and under ordinary circumstances can be reached in eight hours.

    Equatorial America Maturin M. Ballou
  • The honeymoon shall be on the Elsinore from Valparaiso all the way to Seattle?

  • Then Coxon and his chief mate talked of the time they meant to occupy in the run to Valparaiso.

  • And about that time I should think we ought to be at Valparaiso, ought we not?

    Dick Leslie's Luck Harry Collingwood
  • The wind dying away, we put into the harbor of Valparaiso, which is the most singular one I ever entered.

    Torrey's Narrative William Torrey
  • On the 11th of March she was off the city of Valparaiso, in Chile.

    Admiral Farragut A. T. Mahan
  • We had succeeded in filling up our ship's company to more than repletion at Valparaiso, and now had prize-crews in abundance.

  • Have you made arrangements for our conveyance to Valparaiso?

    The Pirate Island Harry Collingwood
  • Whereof he was glad, and went along with us and brought us to the place, which is called the port of Valparaiso.

  • I was on shore all day on business, preparatory to our sailing for Valparaiso.

British Dictionary definitions for Valparaiso


/Spanish balparaˈiso/
a port in central Chile, on a wide bay of the Pacific: the third largest city and chief port of Chile; two universities. Pop: 275 000 (2005 est)
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