Definition of Rio Grande
1 play \ˌrē-(ˌ)ō-ˈgrand, -ˈgran-dē also ˌrī-ō-ˈgrand\ or Mexican Spanish Río Bravo play \ˌrē-(ˌ)ō-ˈbrä-(ˌ)vō\ river 1885 miles (3034 kilometers) SW United States forming part of Mexico-U.S. boundary & flowing from San Juan Mountains in SW Colorado to Gulf of Mexico
2 or Rio Grande do Sul play \ˌrē-ü-ˈgrȧn-dē-dü-ˈsül\ city S Brazil in Rio Grande do Sul state W of entrance to Lagoa dos Patos pop 186,544
3 \ˌrē-(ˌ)ō-ˈgrän-dā, -dē\ municipality NE Puerto Rico pop 52,362
4 — see grande (Rio)
Rhymes with rio grande
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