Brooklyn

geographical name
Brook·​lyn | \ ˈbru̇-klən How to pronounce Brooklyn (audio) \

Definition of Brooklyn

former city (1834–98) at the southwestern end of Long Island and now a borough of New York City population 2,504,700

Other Words from Brooklyn

Brooklynite \ ˈbru̇-​klə-​ˌnīt How to pronounce Brooklynite (audio) \ noun

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