Definitions for kerbelaˈkɜr bə lə
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
Ker•be•laˈkɜr bə lə(n.)
a town in central Iraq: holy city of the Shi‘ite sect. 184,574.
Category: Geography (places)
Kerbala, Karbala, Kerbela(noun)
a city of central Iraq to the south of Baghdad; a holy city for Shiite Muslims because it is the site of the tomb of Mohammed's grandson who was killed there in 680