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mantua 1

Pronunciation: /ˈmantjʊə/

noun

A woman’s loose gown of a kind fashionable during the 17th and 18th centuries.
Example sentences
  • Born George Waldron, near Dublin, the son of a silversmith and a mantua maker, he'd run away from grammar school at 16 (after he stabbed another schoolboy in a fight) and joined a bank of strolling players.
  • A woman originally wore a mantua as a robe when resting at home, but by the late 17th century it became fitted at her waist.
  • The princess wore a mantua and petticoat, white damask with the finest embroidery of rich embossed gold.

Origin

Alteration of French manteau, influenced by Mantua.

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Mantua 2

Pronunciation: /ˈmantjʊə/
A town in Lombardy, northern Italy, on the River Mincio; population 48,357 (2008). Italian name Mantova ˈmantova.

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