geographical name
Mo·​na·​co | \ ˈmä-nə-ˌkō also mə-ˈnä-(ˌ)kō How to pronounce Monaco (audio) \

Definition of Monaco

1 tiny country in southern Europe on the Mediterranean coast of France; a principality noted for casino gambling and tourism area .77 square mile (2 square kilometers), population 30,700
2 commune and capital of the principality of Monaco situated on a rocky headland projecting into the Mediterranean Sea population 975

Other Words from Monaco

Monacan \ ˈmä-​nə-​kən How to pronounce Monaco (audio) , mə-​ˈnä-​kən \ adjective or noun
Monegasque \ ˌmä-​ni-​ˈgask How to pronounce Monaco (audio) \ adjective or noun

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“Monaco.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 10 May. 2021.

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