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Akita 1

Pronunciation: /əˈkēdə/

Entry from US English dictionary

An industrial port city in northeastern Japan, on northern Honshu Island; population 326,309 (2008).

Words that rhyme with Akita

Anita, arboreta, beater, beta, Bhagavadgita, cheater, cheetah, Demeter, Dieter, dolce vita, eater, eta, Evita, excreta, fetor, granita, greeter, heater, Juanita, litre (US liter), Lolita, maltreater, margarita, meter, metre, Peta, praetor (US pretor), repeater, Rita, saltpetre (US saltpeter), secretor, Senhorita, señorita, Sita, skeeter, teeter, terra incognita, theta, treater, tweeter, ureter, veleta, zeta
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Akita 2

Pronunciation: /əˈkiːtə/


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A spitz (dog) of a Japanese breed.
Example sentences
  • Dogs such as Akitas, bull terriers and Rottweilers have a bad reputation due to the way they are paraded around by idiots.
  • As Molly was sniffing the grass, an Akita, a Japanese breed originally bred to hunt bears, came bounding towards the other dog.
  • Mr Wilson claimed the dog, believed to be a Japanese Akita, grabbed his right hand with its teeth and dragged him to the ground.


Early 20th century: from Akita, the name of a district in northern Japan.

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