- a Provençal troubadour poem or love song, typically about the parting of lovers at dawn.
Origin of alba
1815–25; < Old Provençal: dawn < Latin, feminine of albus white
[al-buh; Spanish ahl-vah]
- Duke of. Alva, Fernando Alvarez de Toledo.
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Examples from the Web for alba
A flamboyant, multi-titled, multiply married royal to remember, the Duchess of Alba died Thursday at the age of 88.Adiós to the Diva Duchess
Barbie Latza Nadeau
November 20, 2014
From Alba and Spain, and the far-off isles of Greece, kings came to woo her.Irish Fairy Tales
Let others look to this; for I am not King of Alba, but captain of the host only.
The men of Alba also took the oath, and confirmed it after their own fashion.
Surely the men of Alba themselves had not borne to see such a sight.
It was not by any ordering of mine that the men of Alba went towards the mountains.
- Duke of Alba See Alva
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