Definition of riviera in English:

riviera

Syllabification: riv·i·er·a
Pronunciation: /ˌrivēˈe(ə)rə, riˈvye(ə)rə
 
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noun

  • 1A coastal region with a subtropical climate and vegetation.
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    • Poor in resources it may be, but the riviera, which in Italian simply means shore, in Liguria becomes The Riviera, a rocky, hauntingly lovely strip of coastline connecting France to Tuscany.
    • The Dalmatian riviera in Croatia is fast becoming the place to be seen.
    • Trieste sits on the Italian riviera, near the Slovenian border and at the foot of the Alps, terraced with peach coloured villas.
  • 1.1 (the Riviera) A Mediterranean coastal region from Marseilles in France to La Spezia in Italy, noted for its beauty and climate, site of many resorts. See also Côte d'Azur.

Origin

mid 18th century: from Italian, literally 'seashore'.

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