[ al-vuh; Spanish ahl-vah ]
/ ˈæl və; Spanish ˈɑl vɑ /
a male or female given name.
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How to use Alva in a sentence
In Alva, about 30 minutes northeast of Fort Myers along the Caloosahatchee River, Caloosahatchee Regional Park is a can’t-miss for mountain bikers.
The diplomacy of the Prince of Parma was as fatal to the cause of freedom as the fires of Alva.
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The Duke of Alva leaned over his shoulder with absorbed interest.
The Duke of Alva went to the captain to inquire about the terrible affair.
But, while we have time, tell me my cues, for I share your opinion of the Duke of Alva.
As the Duke of Alva, it is not necessary for me to produce the exact cash on the spot.
British Dictionary definitions for Alva
/ (ˈælvə, Spanish ˈalβa) /
Duke of, title of Fernando Alvarez de Toledo. 1508–82, Spanish general and statesman who suppressed the Protestant revolt in the Netherlands (1567–72) and conquered Portugal (1580)
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