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 The Lee statue was erected in 1890, the first of six Confederate monuments — symbols of white power that dotted the main boulevard in Richmond, the former capital of the Confederacy., 8 Sep. 2021 Off a leafy boulevard in Barcelona sit the headquarters of Omnium Cultural, an organization known in Spain as much for its literary prizes as for its dreams of an independent republic in Catalonia. New York Times, 4 May 2021 Jackson proposed placing the institute on a roughly 8-acre site east of East 79th Street and south of the upcoming alignment of the Opportunity Corridor boulevard. Steven Litt, cleveland, 25 May 2021 The boulevard through downtown San Jose is the first street in the Bay Area to be named for the nation's first Black president after four years of planning, FOX 2 of the Bay Area reported. Fox News, 22 Aug. 2021 The project includes a remake of part of South Capitol Street into a boulevard and major improvements on interchanges at the Suitland Parkway and Interstate 295. Washington Post, 17 Aug. 2021 City leaders have been discussing in recent months the project, which seeks to beautify the boulevard’s grassy median with plants and trees. cleveland, 7 Aug. 2021 The weekday traffic on the beachside boulevard moved at a crawl., 6 Aug. 2021 Young people had assembled on the broad boulevard outside the Legislative Yuan’s unassuming white brick building, shouting and chanting. New York Times, 6 Aug. 2021

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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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28 Sep 2021

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“Boulevard.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Sep. 2021.

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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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