New Orleans

geographical name
New Or·​leans | \ ˈȯr-lē-ənz How to pronounce New Orleans (audio) , ˈȯr-lənz How to pronounce New Orleans (audio) , ˈȯrl-yənz, (ˌ)ȯr-ˈlēnz How to pronounce New Orleans (audio) \

Definition of New Orleans

city and port in southeastern Louisiana between Lake Pontchartrain and the Mississippi River population 343,829

Note: New Orleans is a major tourist destination noted for its annual Mardi Gras festivities.

Other Words from New Orleans

New Orleanian \ (ˌ)ȯr-​ˈlē-​nyən How to pronounce New Orleanian (audio) , -​nē-​ən \ noun

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