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Adriatic Syllabification: A·dri·at·ic
Pronunciation: /ˌādrēˈadik/

Definition of Adriatic in English:


Of or relating to the region comprising the Adriatic Sea and its coasts and islands.
Example sentences
  • As their ruined villas attest, the Romans went to Brioni, an island in the Adriatic off the coast of Croatia.
  • The region along the Adriatic coast has a Mediterranean climate with mild winters and hot, dry summers.
  • One of the key supply routes in the region linking the Black Sea and the Adriatic coast runs through Bulgaria, Macedonia and Albania.


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The Adriatic Sea or its coasts and islands.
Example sentences
  • A single commander was appointed to head the combined NATO / WEU task force in the Adriatic.
  • I used to fly out of bases on the Adriatic.
  • I last saw her duck diving into the crystalline blue waters of the Adriatic, I didn't see her surface.

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