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Padua Syllabification: Pad·u·a
Pronunciation: /ˈpajo͝oə/

Definition of Padua in English:

A city in northeastern Italy; population 211,936 (2008). Italian name Padova.



Pronunciation: /ˈpajo͝oən/
Example sentences
  • But when his sister married in 1453, Bellini quickly came under the influence of his brother-in-law, the great Paduan artist Andrea Mantegna.
  • And the inset Taming of the Shrew musical, with its romanticised Italian backdrops and prettified Paduan vistas, has just the right sense of a touring, actor-managerial extravaganza.
  • This centred at the home of G. V. Pinelli, who owned a great collection of manuscripts and books and who frequently received visiting dignitaries and scholars and invited Paduan men of letters to meet them.

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