Definition of Silesia in English:

Silesia

Line breaks: Si|le¦sia
Pronunciation: /sʌɪˈliːzɪə
 
, -ˈliːʒə/
A region of central Europe, centred on the upper Oder valley, now largely in SW Poland. It was partitioned at various times between the states of Prussia, Austria-Hungary, Poland, and Czechoslovakia.

Derivatives

Silesian

adjective& noun
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  • And yet, it is his family's forced move from Lvov to the provincial Silesian town of Gliwice shortly after his birth in 1945 that reverberates through his work as a banishment from Eden.
  • The great majority of Riesling is grown in South Australia, largely developed by the famous Silesian settlers in the Barossa Valley.
  • Such works have always been explicated through commentary, and this one too is designed for commentary, like the German Baroque dramas to which the learned Silesians appended their scholia.

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