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Milan

[mi-lan, -lahn]
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noun
  1. an industrial city in central Lombardy, in N Italy: cathedral.
Italian Mi·la·no [mee-lah-naw] /miˈlɑ nɔ/.
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Examples from the Web for milano

Historical Examples

  • Scarrognini, grandson of Milano Scarrognini, and some time afterwards Gio.

    Ex Voto

    Samuel Bulter

  • She married Milano, the harlequin and ballet-master, who was at the Eagle circa 1847.

  • "You go to play fool with zat voice in Milano, you are flogged," he cried terribly, shaking his forefinger.

  • Time was when she groveled—fairly groveled—at Milano's lightest suggestion.

    Miss Pat at Artemis Lodge

    Pemberton Ginther

  • Madame Tancredi was the exact opposite of her friend Milano in all save the kindly spirit of the true artist.

    Miss Pat at Artemis Lodge

    Pemberton Ginther


British Dictionary definitions for milano

Milan

noun
  1. a city in N Italy, in central Lombardy: Italy's second largest city and chief financial and industrial centre; a centre of the Renaissance under the Visconti and Sforza families. Pop: 1 256 211 (2001)Italian name: Milano (miˈlaːno) Latin name: Mediolanum (ˌmeɪdɪəʊˈlɑːnəm)
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Word Origin and History for milano

Milan

city in northern Italy, Roman Mediolanum, from Gaulish medios "middle" + lanu "plain," in reference to its situation in the Po Valley. Related: Milanese.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

milano in Culture

Milan

[(mi-lahn, mi-lan)]

Capital of the Lombardy region in northern Italy; since the Middle Ages, an international commercial, financial, and industrial center.

Note

Milan is a center for fashion and design.

Note

Its landmarks include the opera house La Scala and the church of Santa Maria delle Grazie, which houses a famous fresco by Leonardo da Vinci, The Last Supper.
The New Dictionary of Cultural Literacy, Third Edition Copyright © 2005 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
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