geographical name
Brus·​sels | \ ˈbrə-səlz How to pronounce Brussels (audio) \
variants: or French Bruxelles \ brᵫ(k)-​ˈsel How to pronounce Brussels (audio) \ or Flemish Brussel \ ˈbrᵫ-​səl How to pronounce Brussels (audio) \

Definition of Brussels

city and capital of Belgium population 163,210

Note: The city of Brussels is part of Greater Brussels, officially called the Brussels-Capital Region, which along with Flanders and Wallonia is one of the three major political divisions of Belgium.

Other Words from Brussels

Bruxellois \ brᵫ-​sel-​ˈwä also brᵫk-​ How to pronounce Brussels (audio) \ adjective or noun

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“Brussels.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 Apr. 2021.

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