how to pronounce downstate

daʊnstɛɪt

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“… in over 60 downstate illinois counties …”

meanings of downstate

noun:

  1. The southern region of certain US states, particularly Michigan, New York, and Illinois.

adjective:

  1. Of the southern section of a state.

adverb:

  1. To the southern section of a state.