Share this entry

Share this page

Westphalia

Syllabification: West·pha·lia
Pronunciation: /wes(t)ˈfālyə
 
/

Definition of Westphalia in English:

A former province of northwestern Germany. German name Westfalen.

Derivatives

Westphalian

1
adjective& noun
Example sentences
  • And the Congress of Vienna was chaired and run by the representative of the Austrian Kaiser, the highly-reactionary Prince Metternich (who was himself a Westphalian, curiously enough).
  • Charles Hallé, a Westphalian who moved to Paris and came to England in 1848, founded an orchestra for the Manchester Exhibition of 1857 and kept it intact for a series of concerts launched at his own risk the following year.
  • Meanwhile, plans are back on track for a museum honoring the achievements of the masterly Informel painter Emil Schumacher, to be located in Hagen, the nondescript Westphalian city of his birth.

Definition of Westphalia in:

Share this entry

Share this page

 

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

Word of the day cumbersome
Pronunciation: ˈkəmbərsəm
adjective
large or heavy and therefore difficult to carry…