[ al-tuh-meer-uh; Spanish ahl-tah-mee-rah ]

  1. a cave in northern Spain, near Santander, noted for its Upper Paleolithic polychrome paintings of bison, deer, and pigs.

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How to use Altamira in a sentence

  • But the best preserved and most numerous wall pictures are those of the cave of Altamira near Santander.

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  • She realized that Altamira had not felt allured, and was piqued by his departure.

  • Altamira looked at her in astonishment; but Julien did not deign to look at her.

  • "He is talking to comte Altamira who was sentenced to death," said Mathilde to herself.

  • "Do you know the comte Altamira," she said to M. de Croisenois.

British Dictionary definitions for Altamira


/ (Spanish altaˈmira) /

  1. a cave in N Spain, SW of Santander, noted for Old Stone Age wall drawings

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