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

Definition of boulevard

: a broad often landscaped thoroughfare

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Examples of boulevard in a Sentence

the city is celebrated for its broad, tree-lined boulevards
Recent Examples on the Web There are plenty of activities, food venders, and watersport rentals here and parking is free along the boulevard. Kara Franker, Southern Living, "The Best Beaches in Key West, Florida," 1 July 2020 People began heading west on Lake Street, a long boulevard leading to another station, in the Fifth Precinct. Luke Mogelson, The New Yorker, "The Heart of the Uprising in Minneapolis," 15 June 2020 That field is now part of Monument Avenue, the city’s grandest boulevard and one that’s been visited over the years by dignitaries including British Prime Minister Winston Churchill and Britain’s Queen Elizabeth. Sarah Rankin And Denise Lavoie /, Time, "'A Long Time Coming': Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee Statue to Be Removed in Virginia," 7 June 2020 Vox leader Santiago Abascal said from an open-top bus leading the cars inching down a Madrid boulevard. Dennis Romero, NBC News, "Man allegedly kidnaps teen driver to get through checkpoint," 24 May 2020 The camera rushes up the cobblestone side streets onto the wide boulevard of the Champs-Élysées. Nadja Spiegelman, The New York Review of Books, "As Clean as Rage," 8 Apr. 2020 Such changes, if enacted, could end up reshaping Los Angeles, which is dominated by single-family homes and seemingly endless stretches of low-rise commercial boulevards. Los Angeles Times, "Building dense cities was California’s cure for the housing crisis. Then came coronavirus," 26 Apr. 2020 One of the district's main boulevards is Monument Avenue, where statues of Confederate leaders like Robert E. Lee coexist with a statue of black tennis star Arthur Ashe. Nicholas Wu, USA TODAY, "Here's what billionaire Michael Bloomberg's campaign looks like going into Super Tuesday," 27 Feb. 2020 Kansas City voters on Tuesday overwhelmingly approved removing Dr. Martin Luther King's name from one of the city's most historic boulevards. CBS News, "Kansas City votes overwhelming to remove Martin Luther King Jr.'s name from historic street," 6 Nov. 2019

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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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The first known use of boulevard was in 1763

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5 Jul 2020

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“Boulevard.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 9 Jul. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of boulevard

: a wide and usually important street that often has trees, grass, or flowers planted down its center or along its sides


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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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