Definition of Neapolitan in English:

Neapolitan

Syllabification: Ne·a·pol·i·tan
Pronunciation: /ˌnēəˈpälitn
 
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noun

  • A native or citizen of Naples.
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    • They wanted to feel Collodi's words come alive and longed to see someone interpret his political and social satire skills in the ways only a native Neapolitan or son of Sicily could.
    • Arthur Schwartz, in Naples at Table, notes that while the Neapolitans are known for their profligate use of garlic, onion figures in just as many dishes.
    • The drawbacks, she said, are more than compensated by an environment rich in natural beauty and architectural history, and the warm, embracing Neapolitans and their deep-rooted sense of family.

adjective

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  • Of or relating to Naples.
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    • In Genoa they like Ligurian paintings, in Naples, Neapolitan paintings.
    • Naples and Neapolitan cookery, with dialect terms, were featured again by Cavalcanti, who can be regarded as the first regional cookery writer of Italy.
    • There is, in fact, a tradition in Naples that the Neapolitan system of swordplay contains some Spanish elements.

Origin

from Latin Neapolitanus, from Latin Neapolis 'Naples', from Greek neos 'new' + polis 'city'.

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