suburbia

EnglishEdit

 
Leafy suburbia - Hampton is an outer suburb of Greater London

EtymologyEdit

From suburb +‎ -ia.

PronunciationEdit

  • (UK) IPA(key): /səˈbɜːbɪ.ə/
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NounEdit

suburbia (countable and uncountable, plural suburbias)

  1. The suburbs and all that pertains to or characterizes them; the suburbs as represented or encapsulated by their typical qualities or characteristics. [from 19th c.]
    • 1986, “Suburbia”, in Please, performed by Pet Shop Boys:
      Let's take a ride and run with the dogs tonight / In suburbia / You can't hide, run with the dogs tonight / In suburbia
    • 2012, Andrew Martin, Underground Overground: A passenger's history of the Tube, Profile Books, →ISBN, page 170:
      In essence, Betjeman's poetry and prose reveal that he loved the inter-war suburbia of Metroland more than the suburbia it had evolved into by the 1970s, but he loved the countryside more than either.

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NounEdit

suburbia

  1. nominative plural of suburbium
  2. accusative plural of suburbium
  3. vocative plural of suburbium