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

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And along the boulevard, multiple opinions about changing its name. Bill Turque, kansascity, "In 10 miles, The Paseo shows poverty and progress. Is that what MLK should stand for? | The Kansas City Star," 12 May 2018 Police warn motorists there will be heavy traffic on all roads leading to the beach, including State Road A1A, Southeast 17 Street, and Seabreeze and Las Olas boulevards. Wayne K. Roustan,, "Tortuga Music Festival to clog traffic near Fort Lauderdale beach," 6 Apr. 2018 Spies' shots of the Circle highlight the sheer architectural scope of the buildings and boulevard that loop around a park. Pioneer Press,, "Eye in the sky: Elmwood Park drone operator highlights village landmarks from up high," 29 Mar. 2018 Newport's routes follow Superior, Avocado, Goldenrod and Marguerite avenues; Balboa, Newport and MacArthur boulevards; Jamboree and Newport Coast roads and Dover Drive to Irvine Avenue. Hillary Davis,, "Big tsunami could flood large swaths of Newport Beach, so the city is preparing," 26 Mar. 2018 Opportunity Corridor is a new, 3-mile, 35-mph boulevard that will extend northeast from the stub end of I-490 at East 55th Street to East 105th Street at Chester Avenue in University Circle. Steven Litt,, "Can Opportunity Corridor be a boon, not a boondoggle? Free panel discussion Wednesday at CWRU," 19 Feb. 2018 After several restaurants have tried and failed at the corner of East and South boulevards, the Bottle Cap Group is going back to basics this summer. Kathleen Purvis, charlotteobserver, "What's the plan for the old Wu's spot? | Charlotte Observer," 19 Apr. 2018 Thousands of opposition supporters from around the country showed up at Tirana’s main Martyrs of the Nation boulevard holding anti-government posters and slogans, throwing flares, firecrackers and other projectiles at police. Llazar Semini, The Seattle Times, "Albanian opposition clashes with police in anti-govt protest," 13 Apr. 2019 On Wednesday, armored vehicles and antiriot police blocked off the boulevard outside the electoral commission’s headquarters in downtown Kinshasa. Gabriele Steinhauser, WSJ, "Surprise Winner Declared in Congo Presidential Election," 9 Jan. 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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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


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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