Memphis

geographical name
Mem·​phis | \ ˈmem(p)-fəs How to pronounce Memphis (audio) \

Definition of Memphis

1 city on the Mississippi River in southwestern Tennessee population 646,889

Note: Memphis is the most populous city in Tennessee.

2 ancient city in northern Egypt on the Nile River south of modern Cairo

Note: Memphis was once the capital of Egypt.

Other Words from Memphis

Memphian \ ˈmem(p)-​fē-​ən How to pronounce Memphis (audio) \ adjective or noun
Memphite \ ˈmem-​ˌfīt How to pronounce Memphis (audio) \ adjective or noun

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“Memphis.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Memphis. Accessed 15 Jan. 2021.

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