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American English: /əˈdʒiən/
British English: /iːˈdʒiːən/
, /ɪˈdʒiːən/


  • the Aegean (Sea)
    el (mar) Egeo
    (before noun) the Aegean Islands
    las islas del Egeo
    Example sentences
    • On September 23 1942 he took off from an airfield near Alexandria on a solo reconnaissance over the Aegean.
    • With more the 300 days of sunshine Rhodes is the pearl of the Aegean.
    • In 490 he sent a fleet across the Aegean to Marathon.

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