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Seville

[suh-vil]
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noun
  1. a port in SW Spain, on the Guadalquivir River: site of the Alcazar; cathedral.
Spanish Se·vil·la [se-vee-lyah] /sɛˈvi lyɑ/.
Related formsSe·vil·lian [suh-vil-yuh n] /səˈvɪl yən/, adjective, noun
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Seville

noun
  1. a port in SW Spain, on the Guadalquivir River: chief town of S Spain under the Vandals and Visigoths (5th–8th centuries); centre of Spanish colonial trade (16th–17th centuries); tourist centre. Pop: 709 975 (2003 est)Ancient name: Hispalis Spanish name: Sevilla (seˈβiʎa)
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Word Origin and History for seville

Seville

inland port city in Spain, Spanish Sevilla, ultimately from Phoenician, from sefela "plain, valley."

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

seville in Culture

Seville

City in southwestern Spain on the Guadalquivir River; a major port and cultural center.

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Seville is the capital of bullfighting in Spain.

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Two famous operas, Carmen and The Barber of Seville, are set in Seville.

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According to legend, Don Juan lived in Seville.
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