[ US /ˌkɛɹiˈoʊkə/ ]
[ UK /kˌæɹɪˈə‍ʊkɐ/ ]
  1. a native or inhabitant of Rio de Janeiro
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How To Use Carioca In A Sentence

  • The tree is typically Carioca in its brashness and audacity, but despite the city's fondness for it, Rio is not famed for its yuletide.
  • If you've seen pictures of Carnival, chances are they were taken at these neighborhood camps known as "samba schools" during the parades where cariocas somehow manage to simultaneously wear extravagant costumes while staying relatively naked. The Full Feed from
  • My mother's a Carioca and my father was a diplomat with the American consulate. ALASTAIR MCLEAN'S 'NIGHT WATCH'
  • Its roughly 7 million people call themselves cariocas and have an argot all their own.
  • One carioca friend of mine said, "Whatever they can do wrong, they will. Chris McGowan: Carnaval in Rio: How to Have Fun and Not Get Mugged
  • One is a nordestino or a mineiro (native of the state of Minas Gerais) or a carioca (native of the city of Rio de Janeiro).
  • These include the terrific Rio and Sao Paulo leagues known as the Carioca and Paulista, plus notable leagues of Minas Gerais, Parana, Gaucho/Rio - Competition guide: Latin America
  • If you don't naturally know how to drive with the carioca flow, you're at high risk for an accident. Chris McGowan: Carnaval in Rio: How to Have Fun and Not Get Mugged
  • If I dress in casual but clean and well-maintained clothes, appropriate to the local middle class, with ‘normal’, close cropped hair, I'm hardly noticed in a carioca crowd.
  • Many cariocas, as the residents of Rio de Janeiro are called, make a point of getting out of town long before things get started.
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