A river of Myanmar (Burma) flowing about 2,170 km (1,350 mi) southward to the Bay of Bengal and the Andaman Sea. It is the chief river of the country.
(place) River flowing from N Myanmar south into the Andaman Sea: c. 1,000 mi (1,609 km)
A river that flows through Burma.
Origin of irrawaddy
From Burmeseဧရာဝတီ (erawa.ti), from Sanskritइरावती (irāvatī, “granting drink or refreshment”).
Irrawaddy Sentence Examples
The Pegu Yoma range separates it from Toungoo district, and forms the water-parting between the rivers Irrawaddy and Sittang; there are also many small elevations.
Of the rivers of Burma the Irrawaddy is the most important.
The principal river of the district is the Irrawaddy, which debouches on the sea at its eastern extremity through a delta intersected with salt water creeks, among which the Pyamalaw, Pyinzalu, Kyunton, and Ngawun Shagegyi or Bassein river rank as important arms of the sea.