Edinburgh

biographical name

Definition of Edinburgh

 (Entry 1 of 2)

Duke of — see philip

Edinburgh

geographical name
Ed·​in·​burgh | \ ˈe-dᵊn-ˌbər-ə How to pronounce Edinburgh (audio) , -ˌbə-rə, -b(ə-)rə \

Definition of Edinburgh (Entry 2 of 2)

1 or Scottish Gaelic Dunedin \ ˌdə-​ˈnē-​dᵊn How to pronounce Edinburgh (audio) \ city and capital of Scotland constituting an administrative area on the Firth of Forth area 101 square miles (262 square kilometers), population 536,775
2 or Edinburghshire \ ˈe-​dᵊn-​ˌbər-​ə-​ˌshir How to pronounce Edinburgh (audio) , -​shər \ — see midlothian

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“Edinburgh.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Edinburgh. Accessed 24 Jul. 2021.

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