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southernadjective

(also Southern) uk   /ˈsʌð.ən/  us   /-ɚn/ (written abbreviation S, US also So.)
B1 in or from the ​southpart of an ​area: a southern ​route the Southern Hemisphere

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  • The ​shippassed Land's End, then ​steered towards southern Ireland.
  • Unsettled ​weather will ​stretch from the ​middle Mississippi Valley to the southern Middle Atlantic States.
  • The ​sunbeltstretches from Florida to southern California.
  • The Everglades are an ​area of ​swamp in southern Florida.
  • In her last ​novel, the ​actionmoves between Greece and southern Spain.
(Definition of southern from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “southern”
in Arabic جَنوبي…
in Korean 남부의…
in Portuguese do sul, meridional…
in Catalan del sud, meridional…
in Japanese 南部の, 南部からの…
in Chinese (Simplified) 南方的,南部的, 从南面来的…
in Chinese (Traditional) 南方的,南部的, 從南面來的…
in Italian del sud, meridionale…
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