Share this entry

Etruria Syllabification: E·tru·ri·a
Pronunciation: /əˈtro͝orēə/

Definition of Etruria in English:

An ancient region in western Italy, between the Arno and Tiber rivers, corresponding approximately to modern Tuscany and parts of Umbria. It was the center of the Etruscan civilization.



Pronunciation: /əˈtro͝orēən/
noun& adjective
Example sentences
  • Nothing, perhaps, proclaims the degree of civilization attained by the ancient Etrurians more plainly than the exquisite perfection which is observed in the specimens of art found in their tumuli.
  • The Etrurian force was typical of the Etrurian Civilization, it was made almost entirely of infantry armed with large wood-shafted, bronze-tipped spears, large ovular wooden shields, hemispherical bronze helmets, and only a small bronze breast plate for body armor.

Words that rhyme with Etruria

Liguria, Manchuria, Surya

Definition of Etruria in:

Share this entry


What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources