Share this entry

Share this page


Line breaks: Apu¦lia
Pronunciation: /əˈpjuːlɪə

Definition of Apulia in English:

A region of SE Italy, extending into the ‘heel’ of the peninsula; capital, Bari. Italian name Puglia.



noun& adjective
Example sentences
  • The Lucanian Apennines are an arcuate fold-and-thrust belt developed as a result of imbrication of different tectonic units, namely the Ligurian, Apenninic and Lagonegro Units, onto the Apulian foreland.
  • First, Apulians haven't become jaded by a crush of tourists, so they are the friendliest people I've met anywhere in the country.
  • A woman striking almost the same pose on the fourth-century BC Apulian bell krater to her right underscores Italy's and the model's ties to the classical world.

Words that rhyme with Apulia

dulia, Julia, peculiar

Share this entry

Share this page


What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day quintillion
Pronunciation: kwɪnˈtɪljən
a thousand raised to the power of six…