Definition of Neapolitan in English:

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Neapolitan

Pronunciation: /nɪəˈpɒlɪt(ə)n/

noun

A native or inhabitant of Naples.
Example sentences
  • We fought as Piedmontese, as Tuscans, as Neapolitans, as Romans, and not as Italians’.
  • He was able to hold off the combined armies of the French, Austrians, Spanish, and Neapolitans for several weeks.
  • His impact was so great that when Italy played Argentina in Naples in the 1990 World Cup semi-final, many Neapolitans supported Argentina.

adjective

Relating to Naples: he is Neapolitan by birth the Neapolitan Riviera
More example sentences
  • In Genoa they like Ligurian paintings, in Naples, Neapolitan paintings.
  • Naples and Neapolitan cookery, with dialect terms, were featured again by Cavalcanti, who can be regarded as the first regional cookery writer of Italy.
  • There is, in fact, a tradition in Naples that the Neapolitan system of swordplay contains some Spanish elements.

Origin

From Latin Neapolitanus, from Latin Neapolis 'Naples', from Greek neos 'new' + polis 'city'.

Words that rhyme with Neapolitan

cosmopolitan, megalopolitan, metropolitan

For editors and proofreaders

Line breaks: Nea¦pol|itan

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