[ uh-mer-i-kan-uh, -kah-nuh, -key-nuh ]
/ əˌmɛr ɪˈkæn ə, -ˈkɑ nə, -ˈkeɪ nə /


(often used with a plural verb) books, papers, maps, etc., relating to America, especially to its history, culture, and geography.
(used with a singular verb) a collection of such materials.

Origin of Americana

An Americanism dating back to 1835–45; Americ(a) + -ana Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for americana


/ (əˌmɛrɪˈkɑːnə) /

pl n

objects, such as books, documents, relics, etc, relating to America, esp in the form of a collection
all forms of traditional music indigenous to America, and their modern variants
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