Tikibu: pronunciation dictionary with use examples

Word: shanghai
IPA transcription: [ʃ'æŋh'aɪ]
Pronunciations of shanghai
noun meaning of the word
  • Synonyms: Shanghai
    Meaning: the largest city of China; located in the east on the Pacific; one of the largest ports in the world
verb meaning of the word
  • Synonyms: shanghai, impress
    Meaning: take (someone) against his will for compulsory service, especially on board a ship; "The men were shanghaied after being drugged"
Usage examples
  • Thereupon a young sprig, from the East, blustered like a Shanghai rooster, and began to sass the conductor with his chin music. That gentleman delivered the young aspirant for a muss one of his elegant little left-handers, which so astonished him that he began to feel for his shooter.
0. Word pronunciation is derived from article recording Moe Berg, License CC BY-SA 4.0