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 About 15 miles west of Aguanga is a six-lane boulevard lined with strip malls in the city of Temecula, a bedroom community for San Diego and Los Angeles. Arkansas Online, "7 fatally shot at illegal California marijuana growing site," 8 Sep. 2020 Hariri was killed by a suicide truck bomb on a seaside boulevard in Beirut that killed him and 21 others, and wounded 226 people. Bassem Mroue, Star Tribune, "UN-backed court to issue verdicts in Lebanon's Hariri case," 17 Aug. 2020 The South Capitol Street Corridor Project also includes a remake of part of South Capitol Street into a scenic boulevard and major improvements on the Suitland Parkway and Interstate 295 interchanges. Washington Post, "D.C. marks construction milestone on new Frederick Douglass Memorial Bridge," 13 Aug. 2020 Also, East 228th Street will be extended across the boulevard to create a new driveway entrance to Sims Park, paralleled by a multi-purpose trail. Steven Litt, cleveland, "Euclid, Cuyahoga County celebrate first piece of innovative lakefront trail and look ahead to bigger projects," 29 Aug. 2020 This stretch of the boulevard includes the iconic TCL Chinese Theatre and El Capitan Theatre. Caitlin O'kane, CBS News, ""All Black Lives Matter" mural will become permanent on Hollywood Boulevard," 26 Aug. 2020 The decision comes three years after a beleaguered monument to Davis on the boulevard’s neutral ground was removed by then-Mayor Mitch Landrieu. Sarah Ravits,, "'Jefferson Davis, your time is up': New Orleans street to be renamed for Black leader Norman Francis," 20 Aug. 2020 Protesters continued to a subsequent rally on a boulevard running through the city's Tiergarten park, which police estimated drew 20,000 people. Geir Moulson, Anchorage Daily News, "Thousands protest in Berlin against coronavirus restrictions," 1 Aug. 2020 The boulevard’s final section is scheduled for completion in late 2021 or early 2022. Steven Litt, cleveland, "Long-delayed plan for Slavic Village Downtown Connector bike trail gains momentum," 9 Aug. 2020

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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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15 Sep 2020

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“Boulevard.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Sep. 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


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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