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[ak-wuh-luh; Italian ah-kwee-lah] /ˈæk wə lə; Italian ˈɑ kwi lɑ/
a city in central Italy.
Also called L'Aquila
[lah-kwee-lah] /ˈlɑ kwi lɑ/ (Show IPA),
Aquila degli Abruzzi
[ah-kwee-lah de-lyee ah-broot-tsee] /ˈɑ kwi lɑ ˌdɛ lyi ɑˈbrut tsi/ (Show IPA)


[uh-kwil-uh, ak-wuh-luh] /əˈkwɪl ə, ˈæk wə lə/
noun, genitive Aquilae
[uh-kwil-ee, ak-wuh-lee] /əˈkwɪl i, ˈæk wə li/ (Show IPA)
the Eagle, a northern constellation south of Cygnus, containing the bright star Altair. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • Of Charles's indiscreet escapade in the matter of Aquila nothing was said.

  • Straight to the Count of Aquila went the fool with his letter.

    Love-at-Arms Raphael Sabatini
  • The Count of Aquila was superintending the work to which he had set a half-score of men.

    Love-at-Arms Raphael Sabatini
  • I have not ridden from Aquila for just the pleasure of passing the time of day with you.

    Love-at-Arms Raphael Sabatini
  • At last, with a half-sigh, Fabrizio da Lodi turned once more to Aquila.

    Love-at-Arms Raphael Sabatini
British Dictionary definitions for Aquila


/ˈækwɪlə; əˈkwɪlə/
noun (Latin genitive) Aquilae (ˈækwɪˌliː)
a constellation lying in the Milky Way close to Cygnus and situated on the celestial equator. The brightest star is Altair
Word Origin
from Latin: eagle


/ˈækwɪlə; Italian ˈaːkwila/
a city in central Italy, capital of Abruzzi region. Pop: 68 503 (2001) Official name Aquila degli Abruzzi (ˈdeʎʎi aˈbruttsi)
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Aquila in Science
A constellation in the Northern Hemisphere near Aquarius and Hercules. Aquila (the Eagle) contains the bright star Altair.
The American Heritage® Science Dictionary
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