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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [muh-kou]
    • /məˈkaʊ/
    • /məˈk.aʊ/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [muh-kou]
    • /məˈkaʊ/

Definitions of macao word

  • noun macao a Portuguese overseas territory in S China, in the delta of the Zhu Jiang River and including two small adjacent islands. 6 sq. mi. (16 sq. km). 1
  • noun macao the seaport and capital of this territory. 1
  • noun macao a special administrative region of China, in the south of the country, across the estuary of the Zhu Jiang from Hong Kong: chief centre of European trade with China in the 18th century; attained partial autonomy in 1976; formerly (until 1999) a Portuguese overseas province under a long-term lease from China, as with Hong Kong (a UK territory until 1997); transit trade with rest of China; tourism and financial services. It retains its own currency, the pataca. Pop: 583 003 (2013 est). Area: 16 sq km (6 sq miles) 0
  • noun macao administrative zone of China, consisting of a peninsula & two small adjacent islands at the mouth of the Zhu River, west of Hong Kong: formerly under Portuguese administration: 6.6 sq mi (17 sq km); pop. 339,000 0
  • noun macao its capital, a seaport coextensive with the peninsula 0

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A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 87% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
This word is included in each student's vocabulary. Most likely there is at least one movie with this word in the title.

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