noun. the largest city and former capital of Turkey; rebuilt on the site of ancient Byzantium by Constantine I in the fourth century; renamed Constantinople by Constantine who made it the capital of the Byzantine Empire; now the seat of the Eastern Orthodox Church.
- Republic of Turkey
- Hagia Sofia
- Hagia Sophia
- Bosporus Bridge
- Santa Sofia
Rhymes with Istanbul
How do you pronounce istanbul?
Pronounce istanbul as ˌɪstɑnˈbul.
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