Los Angeles

geographical name
Los An·​ge·​les | \ lȯs-ˈan-jə-ləs also -ˌlēz How to pronounce Los Angeles (audio) , sometimes -ˈaŋ-gə-ˌlēz\

Definition of Los Angeles

city, and port on the Pacific in southwestern California; most populous city in the state population 3,792,621

Other Words from Los Angeles

Los Angeleno \ lȯs-​ˌan-​jə-​ˈlē-​(ˌ)nō also -​ˌaŋ-​gə-​ˈlē-​ How to pronounce Los Angeleno (audio) \ noun

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