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Dardanelles

Line breaks: Dar¦da|nelles
Pronunciation: /ˌdɑːdəˈnɛlz
 
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Definition of Dardanelles in English:

A narrow strait between Europe and Asiatic Turkey (called the Hellespont in classical times), linking the Sea of Marmara with the Aegean Sea. It is 60 km (38 miles) long. In 1915 it was the scene of an unsuccessful attack on Turkey by Allied troops (see Gallipoli).

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