[ al-ham-bruh ]
/ ælˈhæm brə /
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a palace and citadel of the Moorish kings in Granada, Spain: built chiefly between 1248 and 1354.
a city in SW California, near Los Angeles.
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Origin of Alhambra
<Spanish <Arabic al-ḥamrā' literally, the red
Words nearby Alhambra
algorithmic language, algraphy, Algren, algum, Algy, Alhambra, Alhambresque, Alhazen, Al Hijrah, Al Hudaydah, Al Hufuf
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How to use Alhambra in a sentence
Once upon a time, Spain’s hilltop Alhambra palace glittered with gold.Why once-gold ceilings in Spain’s Alhambra palace have purple stains|Carmen Drahl|September 9, 2022|Science News
We shall all want to go where Irving went, after reading what he says of the Alhambra by moonlight.
Not long after his return, the "Tales of the Alhambra" were published.Washington Irving|Henry W. Boynton
I would take you up to me Alhambra, and descant to you for hours upon its perfections and its romantic history.
We shall close this chapter with a full description of an ancient fortress called Alhambra.
It derives its name from the red colour of the materials with which it was originally built, Alhambra signifying a red house.
British Dictionary definitions for Alhambra
/ (ælˈhæmbrə) /
a citadel and palace in Granada, Spain, built for the Moorish kings during the 13th and 14th centuries: noted for its rich ornamentation
Derived forms of AlhambraAlhambresque (ˌælhæmˈbrɛsk), adjective
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