Definition of Venice in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈvɛnɪs/
A city in NE Italy, capital of Venetia region; population 270,098 (2008). Italian name Venezia.

Situated on a lagoon of the Adriatic, Venice is built on numerous islands that are separated by canals and linked by bridges. It was a powerful republic in the Middle Ages and from the 13th to the 16th centuries a leading sea power, controlling trade to the eastern Mediterranean. After the Napoleonic Wars Venice was placed under Austrian rule and was incorporated into a unified Italy in 1866

Words that rhyme with Venice

Dennis, Ennis, Glenys, menace, tennis

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