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Transylvania

[tran-sil-veyn-yuh, -vey-nee-uh] /ˌtræn sɪlˈveɪn yə, -ˈveɪ ni ə/
noun
1.
a region and former province in central Romania: formerly part of Hungary. 24,027 sq. mi. (62,230 sq. km).
Related forms
Transylvanian, adjective, noun
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  • Boiling Springs, Ky., represented in Transylvania legislature, 193.

    Chronicles of Border Warfare Alexander Scott Withers
  • Once you 're down in Transylvania, write me word whom you 'd like to know.

    That Boy Of Norcott's Charles James Lever
  • I am going home, to Transylvania, for my people are in trouble and I must go and help them.

    Manasseh Maurus Jokai
  • She fetched from her bookcase a military map of Transylvania.

    Manasseh Maurus Jokai
  • And when you come back, if you find me asleep, just whisper in my ear, 'News from Transylvania!'

    Manasseh Maurus Jokai
  • A cab was quickly summoned, and the two started on their journey to Transylvania.

    Manasseh Maurus Jokai
British Dictionary definitions for Transylvania

Transylvania

/ˌtrænsɪlˈveɪnɪə/
noun
1.
a region of central and NW Romania: belonged to Hungary from the 11th century until 1918; restored to Romania in 1947
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