Share this entry

Silesia Syllabification: Si·le·sia
Pronunciation: /sīˈlēZHə/

Definition of Silesia in English:

A region of central Europe that is centered on the upper Oder valley, now largely in southwestern Poland. It was partitioned at various times among the states of Prussia, Austria-Hungary, Poland, and Czechoslovakia.



Pronunciation: /sīˈlēZHən/ /sīˈlēSHən/ /səˈlēZHən/ /səˈlēSHən/
adjective& noun
Example sentences
  • And yet, it is his family's forced move from Lvov to the provincial Silesian town of Gliwice shortly after his birth in 1945 that reverberates through his work as a banishment from Eden.
  • The great majority of Riesling is grown in South Australia, largely developed by the famous Silesian settlers in the Barossa Valley.
  • Such works have always been explicated through commentary, and this one too is designed for commentary, like the German Baroque dramas to which the learned Silesians appended their scholia.

Words that rhyme with Silesia

amnesia, anaesthesia (US anesthesia), analgesia, freesia, Indonesia, synaesthesia

Definition of Silesia in:

Share this entry


What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove ads and access premium resources