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[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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Examples from the Web for altamira

Historical Examples

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

    The Red and the Black


  • 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.

  • Julien came back to where she was, still talking to Altamira.

British Dictionary definitions for altamira


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