geographical name
Sin·​ga·​pore | \ ˈsiŋ-ə-ˌpȯr also ˈsiŋ-gə- How to pronounce Singapore (audio) \

Definition of Singapore

1 island of the Malay Archipelago in the South China Sea off the southern end of the Malay Peninsula area 278 square miles (719 square kilometers), population 5,996,000

Note: Singapore was formerly a British crown colony and from 1963 to 1965 a state of the country of Malaysia. It has been an independent republic in the Commonwealth of Nations since 1965.

2 city, port, and capital of Singapore that is located on Singapore Strait population 206,500

Other Words from Singapore

Singaporean \ ˌsiŋ-​ə-​ˈpȯr-​ē-​ən also ˈsiŋ-​gə-​ How to pronounce Singapore (audio) \ adjective or noun

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“Singapore.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 7 May. 2021.

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