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[mon-uh-koh, muh-nah-koh; French maw-na-kaw; Italian maw-nah-kaw]
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  1. a principality on the Mediterranean coast, bordering SE France. ½ sq. mi. (1.3 sq. km).
  2. the capital of this principality.
Related formspro-Mon·a·co, adjective
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Examples from the Web for monaco

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Historical Examples

  • That of Monaco is like any other, we find the usual magnificence, and usual tinsel.

    In the Heart of Vosges

    Matilda Betham-Edwards

  • Below me, a little to the right, Monaco jutted out into the purple sea.

  • They had searched Nice, and Monaco, and Mentone, but the women they sought were not to be found.

    The Lure of the Mask

    Harold MacGrath

  • "Or down in the morgue there," Selingman grunted, pointing down to Monaco.

    Mr. Grex of Monte Carlo

    E. Phillips Oppenheim

  • There is a man named Schwann down in Monaco has a yacht for hire.

    Mr. Grex of Monte Carlo

    E. Phillips Oppenheim

British Dictionary definitions for monaco


  1. a principality in SW Europe, on the Mediterranean and forming an enclave in SE France: the second smallest sovereign state in the world (after the Vatican); consists of Monaco-Ville (the capital) on a rocky headland, La Condamine (a business area and port), Monte Carlo (the resort centre), and Fontvieille, a light industrial area. Language: French. Religion: Roman Catholic. Currency: euro. Pop: 30 500 (2013 est). Area: 189 hectares (476 acres)Related adjective: Monegasque
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

monaco in Culture


[(mon-uh-koh, muh-nah-koh)]

Constitutional monarchy on the French Riviera.


Its casino at Monte Carlo, luxury hotels, and spectacular scenery make Monaco a popular resort.


The American actress Grace Kelly married Monaco's ruler, Prince Rainier III, in 1956. Princess Grace died in 1982.
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