Definition of rambla in English:

rambla

noun

  • 1Especially in cities of eastern Spain: a broad street built on a dry river-bed; specifically (now usually in plural) (the name of) an avenue in central Barcelona.

  • 2In Spain: the dry bed of a temporary or transitory stream, often used as a road; a ravine, usually a waterless one.

Origin

Late 18th century. Partly from Spanish rambla dry river-bed, road built on a dry river-bed, and partly from Catalan rambla, both ultimately from Arabic ramla sandy tract, sandy ground, feminine noun corresponding to raml sand.

Pronunciation

rambla

/ˈramblə/