bou·​le·​vard | \ ˈbu̇-lə-ˌvärd How to pronounce boulevard (audio) , ˈbü- also ˈbə- \

Definition of boulevard

: a broad often landscaped thoroughfare

Examples of boulevard in a Sentence

the city is celebrated for its broad, tree-lined boulevards
Recent Examples on the Web But this year, the boulevard is under construction from North Avenue to Keefe Avenue, with all traffic diverted to the west side of the street, and no room for vehicles to safely pass bicycles going in either direction. Chelsey Lewis, Journal Sentinel, 28 July 2022 The mammal has been in urban — decidedly non-seaside — locations before: the median of a busy freeway, near a delicatessen and at a busy boulevard. Dennis Romero, NBC News, 17 May 2022 The hope is that East 66th Street will turn into a major boulevard on the city’s East Side. Eric Heisig, cleveland, 6 Nov. 2020 The wide boulevard along Fort Campbell’s front wall is lined with places to get into debt or worse. New York Times, 30 June 2022 City officials and local business groups spent a hectic weekend preparing for the arriving masses, while crossing their fingers in hopes that the moment would boost the long struggling boulevard in a bigger way. Matthias Gafni, San Francisco Chronicle, 20 June 2022 Olmsted’s vision for the Emerald Necklace included a boulevard extension from Franklin Park along Columbia Road to Pleasure Bay in South Boston. Malcolm Gay,, 11 June 2022 Berlin police spokesman Martin Dams said the incident occurred near the Kurfuerstendamm shopping boulevard located in the west of the German capital. Landon Mion, Fox News, 8 June 2022 With a meticulously landscaped median, the Manhattan boulevard is a two-mile gauntlet of elegant brick apartment buildings in shades from buff to earthen, with liveried doormen and Renaissance Revival and neo-Gothic exterior ornament. Nancy Hass, ELLE Decor, 1 June 2022 See More

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First Known Use of boulevard

1763, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for boulevard

French, modification of Middle Dutch bolwerc bulwark

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bou·​le·​vard | \ ˈbu̇-lə-ˌvärd How to pronounce boulevard (audio) \

Kids Definition of boulevard

: a wide usually major street often having strips with trees, grass, or flowers planted along its center or sides

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