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Vesuvius Syllabification: Ve·su·vi·us
Pronunciation: /vəˈso͞ovēəs/

Definition of Vesuvius in English:

An active volcano near Naples, in southern Italy, 4,190 feet (1,277 m) high. A violent eruption in ad 79 buried the towns of Pompeii and Herculaneum.

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