Rio



[ree-oh dey zhuh-nair-oh, -neer-oh, juh-, dee, duh; Portuguese ree-oo di zhi-ney-roo] /ˈri oʊ deɪ ʒəˈnɛər oʊ, -ˈnɪər oʊ, dʒə-, di, də; Portuguese ˈri ʊ dɪ ʒɪˈneɪ rʊ/
noun
1.
a seaport in SE Brazil: former capital.
Rio de Janeiro
/ˈriːəʊ də dʒəˈnɪərəʊ/
noun
1.
a port in SE Brazil, on Guanabara Bay: the country’s chief port and its capital from 1763 to 1960; backed by mountains, notably Sugar Loaf Mountain; founded by the French in 1555 and taken by the Portuguese in 1567. Pop: 11 469 000 (2005 est) related noun Cariocan
2.
a state of E Brazil. Capital: Rio de Janeiro. Pop: 14 724 475 (2002). Area: 42 911 sq km (16 568 sq miles)
Rio de Janeiro [(ree-oh day, dee zhuh-nair-oh)]

City in southeastern Brazil on the Atlantic Ocean. Second-largest city in Brazil, after São Paulo; its former capital; and its financial, commercial, transportation, and cultural center.

Note: Rio is famous as a tourist attraction. Especially popular are its beaches, particularly the Copacabana.

Note: Rio’s annual carnival is world-famous.

RIO
radar intercept officer

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    [ree-oh dey zhuh-nair-oh, -neer-oh, juh-, dee, duh; Portuguese ree-oo di zhi-ney-roo] /ˈri oʊ deɪ ʒəˈnɛər oʊ, -ˈnɪər oʊ, dʒə-, di, də; Portuguese ˈri ʊ dɪ ʒɪˈneɪ rʊ/ noun 1. a seaport in SE Brazil: former capital. noun 1. a state in SE Brazil. 452 sq. mi. (1170 sq. km). Capital: Rio de Janeiro. noun 1. […]



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