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Crimean War Syllabification: Cri·me·an War
Pronunciation: /krīˌmēən ˈwôr/

Definition of Crimean War in English:

A war (1853-6) in the area of the Crimean peninsula, between Russia and an alliance of Great Britain, France, Sardinia, and Turkey. Russian aggression against Turkey led to war in 1853, with Turkey’s European allies intervening to destroy Russian naval power in the Black Sea in 1854; eventually the allies captured the fortress city of Sebastopol in 1855 after a lengthy siege.
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