There are 2 definitions of mantua in English:

mantua

Syllabification: man·tu·a
Pronunciation: /ˈmanCHo͞oə
 
/

noun

  • A woman’s loose gown of a kind fashionable during the 17th and 18th centuries.
    More example sentences
    • Born George Waldron, near Dublin, the son of a silversmith and a mantua maker, he'd run away from grammar school at 16 (after he stabbed another schoolboy in a fight) and joined a bank of strolling players.
    • A woman originally wore a mantua as a robe when resting at home, but by the late 17th century it became fitted at her waist.
    • The princess wore a mantua and petticoat, white damask with the finest embroidery of rich embossed gold.

Origin

alteration of French manteau.

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Word of the day coloratura
Pronunciation: ˌkələrəˈto͝orə
noun
elaborate ornamentation of a vocal melody

There are 2 definitions of mantua in English:

Mantua

Line breaks: Man¦tua
Pronunciation: /ˈmantjʊə/

Entry from British & World English dictionary

  • A town in Lombardy, northern Italy, on the River Mincio; population 48,357 (2008). Italian name Mantova /ˈmantova/.

Derivatives

Mantuan

noun & adjective

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Word of the day coloratura
Pronunciation: ˌkələrəˈto͝orə
noun
elaborate ornamentation of a vocal melody