Try Our Apps


90s Slang You Should Know


[tan-uh-gruh, tuh-nag-ruh] /ˈtæn ə grə, təˈnæg rə/
a town in ancient Greece, in Boeotia: Spartan victory over the Athenians 457 b.c. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
Cite This Source
Examples from the Web for Tanagra
Historical Examples
  • But they have the exquisiteness of Tanagra figures and are as complete.

    The Life of James McNeill Whistler Elizabeth Robins Pennell
  • Myronides followed up his victory by levelling the walls of Tanagra.

  • It is true that this project was not, according to Diodorus, openly apparent until after the battle of Tanagra.

  • He said she was like a Tanagra, and I can see she puzzles him.

    Overlooked Maurice Baring
  • Mr. Allen, I hear that you breed cocks as courageous as those of Tanagra.

    Audrey Mary Johnston
  • The territory of Pœmandris, however, is the same as that of Tanagra.

  • Her head is swathed in folds of diaphanous white, through which the features are visible, like the veiled Tanagra.

    Hymen Hilda Doolittle
  • Surely, thought I, there never was a Tanagra figure to compare with hers.

    The Woman Who Vowed Ellison Harding
  • Who's that grand young lady, with her hair done up like the Greek girls of Tanagra?

    My New Curate P.A. Sheehan
  • Series that culminates with Tanagra figures of fourth century begins.

British Dictionary definitions for Tanagra


a town in ancient Boeotia, famous for terracotta figurines of the same name, first discovered in its necropolis
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
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Difficulty index for Tanagra

Some English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for Tanagra

Scrabble Words With Friends

Nearby words for tanagra