New Orleans

geographical name

New Or·​leans ˈȯr-lē-ənz How to pronounce New Orleans (audio) ˈȯr-lənz How to pronounce New Orleans (audio)
(ˌ)ȯr-ˈlēnz How to pronounce New Orleans (audio)
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.

New Orleanian noun

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“New Orleans.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 Dec. 2023.

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