There are 2 main definitions of Akita in English:


Syllabification: A·ki·ta
Pronunciation: /əˈkēdə/

Entry from US English dictionary

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

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There are 2 main definitions of Akita in English:


Line breaks: Akita
Pronunciation: /əˈkiːtə


A spitz (dog) of a Japanese breed.
More 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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