Definition of St. Vincent and the Grenadines in US English:

St. Vincent and the Grenadines

proper noun

  • An island state in the Windward Islands in the Caribbean Sea that consists of the mountainous island of St. Vincent and some of the Grenadine islands; population 109,000 (estimated 2015); capital, Kingstown; languages, English (official) and English-based Creole.

The French, Dutch, and British all made attempts at settlements in the 18th century, and the islands finally fell to British possession in 1783. The state obtained full independence with a limited form of membership of the Commonwealth of Nations in 1979

Pronunciation

St. Vincent and the Grenadines

/ˌsānt ˌvinsənt ən T͟Hə ˈɡrenəˌdēnz//ˌseɪnt ˌvɪnsənt ən ðə ˈɡrɛnəˌdinz/