Sierra Leone

geographical name
Sier·​ra Le·​one | \ sē-ˌer-ə-lē-ˈōn How to pronounce Sierra Leone (audio) , ˌsir-ə-, -lē-ˈō-nē\

Definition of Sierra Leone

country in western Africa on the Atlantic; a dominion of the Commonwealth of Nations; capital Freetown area 27,699 square miles (71,740 square kilometers), population 6,312,000

Other Words from Sierra Leone

Sierra Leonean \ sē-​ˌer-​ə-​lē-​ˈō-​nē-​ən How to pronounce Sierra Leonean (audio) , ˌsir-​ə-​ \ adjective or noun

More from Merriam-Webster on Sierra Leone

Rhyming Dictionary: Words that rhyme with Sierra Leone

Spanish Central: Translation of Sierra Leone

Britannica English: Translation of Sierra Leone for Arabic Speakers

Comments on Sierra Leone

What made you want to look up Sierra Leone? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).


something of little or no value

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Pass the Little Ribbons: A Pasta Word Quiz

  • rotelle pasta
  • Match the pasta to its meaning in English: Rotelle
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

Syn City

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!