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Liguria Syllabification: Li·gu·ri·a
Pronunciation: /ləˈɡ(y)o͞orēə/

Definition of Liguria in English:

A coastal region of northwestern Italy that extends along the Mediterranean coast from Tuscany to the border with France; capital, Genoa. In ancient times, Liguria extended as far as the Atlantic Ocean.



Pronunciation: /ləˈɡo͞orēən/
adjective& noun
Example sentences
  • Star Tea with a slice of lemon, a slab of reheated focaccia and the company of four good Ligurians: who needs cocktails and celebrities and all the vanity of Portofino?
  • The region derived its name from the Ligurians, its pre-Roman inhabitants.
  • A recent visit has confirmed the Ligurian resort of Alassio with its exquisitely fine and soft beaches, sloping gently to the placid sea in a setting of palm trees and cool breezes as the holiday jewel of the Italian Riviera.


From Latin Ligur 'Ligurian', from Greek Ligus.

Words that rhyme with Liguria

Etruria, Manchuria, Surya

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