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noun fa·ve·la \fə-ˈve-lə\

Definition of favela

  1. :  a settlement of jerry-built shacks lying on the outskirts of a Brazilian city

Variants of favela



play \fə-ˈve-lə\

Origin and Etymology of favela

Brazilian Portuguese favela, perhaps from Favela, hill outside Rio de Janeiro

First Known Use: 1946

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