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Hiroshima, after the bomb was dropped.

Etymology edit

From Japanese (ひろ)(しま) (Hiroshima).

Pronunciation edit

  • (UK) IPA(key): /hɪ(ə)ˈɹɒʃɪmə/, /hɪ(ə)ɹəˈʃiːmə/
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  • (US) IPA(key): /hɪˈɹoʊʃɪmə/, /hɪɹoʊˈʃiːmə/

Proper noun edit

Hiroshima

  1. A prefecture in southwestern Honshu, Japan.
  2. The capital city of Hiroshima Prefecture, Japan. It was the target of the first atomic bomb dropped in warfare on August 6, 1945.
  3. The 1945 atomic bombing of the city.
    • 2004, Stuart Beattie, Collateral, DreamWorks Pictures:
      VINCENT: Tens of thousands killed before sundown; nobody's killed people that fast since Hiroshima and Nagasaki.

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Noun edit

Hiroshima

  1. (figuratively) A catastrophe.
    • 2011 April, Michael Joseph Gross, “A Declaration of Cyber-War”, in Vanity Fair:
      Stuxnet is the Hiroshima of cyber-war.

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Pronunciation edit

  • IPA(key): /hiˈʁɔʃima/, (rare) /hiʁoˈʃiːma/
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Hiroshima n (proper noun, genitive Hiroshimas or (optionally with an article) Hiroshima)

  1. Hiroshima (a city in Japan)

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Hiroshima

  1. Rōmaji transcription of ひろしま

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Etymology edit

Borrowed from Japanese 広島.

Pronunciation edit

  • IPA(key): /xi.rɔˈɕi.ma/, /xi.rɔˈʂi.ma/
  • Rhymes: -ima
  • Syllabification: Hi‧ro‧shi‧ma

Proper noun edit

Hiroshima f

  1. Hiroshima (a city in Japan)

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Hiroshima f

  1. Alternative form of Hiroxima