Definition of Pennsylvania in US English:

Pennsylvania

proper noun

  • A state in the northeastern US; population 12,448,279 (est. 2008); capital, Harrisburg. Founded in 1682 by William Penn, it became one of the original thirteen states of the Union in 1787.

Pronunciation

Pennsylvania

/ˌpɛnsəlˈveɪnjə//ˌpensəlˈvānyə/