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Meaning of barrio

bar•ri•o

Pronunciation: (bär'ē-ō", bar'- Sp. bär'ryô), [key]
— pl. bar•ri•os
  1. (in Spain and countries colonized by Spain) one of the divisions into which a town or city, together with the contiguous rural territory, is divided.
  2. a part of a large U.S. city, esp. a crowded inner-city area, inhabited chiefly by a Spanish-speaking population.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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