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[del-lah] /ˈdɛl lɑ/
(in names of Italian derivation) a contraction of di and the article la: Andrea della Robbia.


[del-uh] /ˈdɛl ə/
a female given name, form of Delia. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2016.
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  • "No, there was no address of any kind on the letter," answered della Ford.

    Dave Porter At Bear Camp Edward Stratemeyer
  • I bid him turn, and we are soon gliding into the Sacca della Misericordia.

    New Italian sketches John Addington Symonds
  • The General's tall figure passed into the lofty hall, and della heard the door close behind him.

  • "One of those three certainly does belong to della Rebbia," exclaimed the colonel.

    Columba Prosper Merimee
  • There are also a Pietro della Vacchia called a Titian, and a few others.

    The Shores of the Adriatic F. Hamilton Jackson

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