Definition of Sicily in English:

Sicily

Syllabification: Sic·i·ly
Pronunciation: /ˈsisəlē
 
/
A large Italian island in the Mediterranean Sea, off the southwestern tip of Italy; capital, Palermo. It is separated from the Italian mainland by the Strait of Messina. Its highest point is Mount Etna. Italian name Sicilia.

Derivatives

Sicilian

Pronunciation: /siˈsilyən/
adjective & noun
More example sentences
  • Venice similarly dislodged its Austrian government and proclaimed a republic, while in the south, the Bourbons were forced to grant the Neapolitans and Sicilians an effective bill of rights.
  • A Sicilian, he was facing charges of aiding and abetting the mafia.
  • A 3.7 magnitude quake also hit Mount Etna, the Sicilian volcano which began erupting Sunday.

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