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suburban

adjective uk   /səˈbɜː.bən/ us    /-ˈbɝː-/
relating to a suburb: suburban schools/housing They live in suburban Washington. disapproving used to suggest that something is boring and has no excitement: suburban life
Translations of “suburban”
in Chinese (Traditional) 近郊住宅區的, 城郊的, 平淡乏味的…
in Chinese (Simplified) 近郊住宅区的, 城郊的, 平淡乏味的…
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