Definition of Rio de Janeiro in English:

Rio de Janeiro

proper noun

  • 1A state in eastern Brazil, on the Atlantic coast.

    1. 1.1The capital of the state of Rio de Janeiro; population 6,093,472 (2007). The chief port of Brazil, it was the country's capital from 1763 until 1960, when it was replaced by Brasilia.

Pronunciation:

Rio de Janeiro

/ˌrēō ˌdā jəˈnerō//ˌrēō ˌdē (d)ZHəˈnerō/