Fortaleza [fawr-tl-ey-zuh; Portuguese fawr-tuh-le-zuh] Examples noun

  1. a seaport in NE Brazil.

Also called Ceará. Examples from the Web for fortaleza Historical Examples of fortaleza

  • “Yes, and some fazendas are called ‘fortaleza’ for that very reason,” said her uncle.

    Our Little Brazilian Cousin

    Mary F. Nixon-Roulet

  • The Fortaleza de S. Sebastião was intended to defend the capital against piratical attacks.

    The Strange Adventures of Andrew Battell

    Andrew Battell

  • The capital of the state is Fortaleza, sometimes called Cear, which is also the principal commercial centre and shipping port.

    Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 5, Slice 5


  • Fortaleza had its origin in a small village adjoining a fort established at this point in early colonial times.

    Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 10, Slice 6


  • Fortaleza has suffered much from epidemics of yellow-fever, small-pox and beri-beri, but the climate is considered to be healthy.

    Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 10, Slice 6


  • British Dictionary definitions for fortaleza Fortaleza noun

    1. a port in NE Brazil, capital of Ceará state. Pop: 3 261 000 (2005 est)Also called: Ceará

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