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Kubla Khan

[koo-bluh kahn]
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  1. (italics) a poetic fragment (1797) by Coleridge.
  2. Kublai Khan.
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Historical Examples

  • Marco Polo returned to the court of Kubla-Khan when he had finished the expedition of which we spoke in the last chapter.

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    Jules Verne

  • Kubla-Khan was much pleased to receive these strangers from the distant West.


kubla khan in Culture

“Kubla Khan”

[(kooh-bluh kahn) (1797)]

An evocative poem by Samuel Taylor Coleridge about an exotic emperor. It begins with these lines: “In Xanadu did Kubla Khan / A stately pleasure-dome decree....”

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