Sydney

geographical name
Syd·​ney | \ ˈsid-nē How to pronounce Sydney (audio) \

Definition of Sydney

city and port on Port Jackson in southeastern Australia population 3,908,642

Note: Sydney is the capital of New South Wales.

Other Words from Sydney

Sydneyite \ ˈsid-​nē-​ˌīt How to pronounce Sydneyite (audio) \ noun
Sydneysider \ ˈsid-​nē-​ˌsī-​dər How to pronounce Sydneysider (audio) \ noun

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