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[at-l-uh, uh-til-uh] /ˈæt l ə, əˈtɪl ə/
("Scourge of God") a.d. 406?–453, king of the Huns who invaded Europe: defeated by the Romans and Visigoths in 451 at Châlons-sur-Marne in France. Unabridged
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  • And, for the unaesthetic but effective Attila, an able fashioner of pork products from Chicago.

    The Spenders Harry Leon Wilson
  • In 1921 it is no more under control than it was in the days of Charlemagne or Attila or Xerxes.

  • I believe I set some store by the fact that the collar of my Attila was velvet.

    Debts of Honor Maurus Jkai
  • Attila, the short, fringed pelisse of the Hungarian national costume.

    A Hungarian Nabob Maurus Jkai
  • Who was this Attila who has captured the imagination of the Kaiser?

  • When the Kaiser read Attila's story he exclaimed: "That is the man for me!"

  • The Gothic king had lost his life, but Attila had lost the victory.

    Theodoric the Goth Thomas Hodgkin
  • With Attila's death the might of the Hunnish Empire was broken.

    Theodoric the Goth Thomas Hodgkin
British Dictionary definitions for Attila


?406–453 ad, king of the Huns, who devastated much of the Roman Empire, invaded Gaul in 451 ad, but was defeated by the Romans and Visigoths at Châlons-sur-Marne
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