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ancona

1

[ ahn-kaw-nah; English ang-koh-nuh ]

noun

, Italian.
, plural an·co·ne [ahn-, kaw, -ne], English an·co·nas.
  1. an altarpiece, usually consisting of a painted panel or panels, reliefs, or statues set in an elaborate frame.


Ancona

2

[ ahn-kaw-nah ]

noun

  1. a seaport in E Italy, on the Adriatic Sea.
  2. one of a Mediterranean breed of chickens having mottled black-and-white plumage.

Ancona

/ aŋˈkoːna /

noun

  1. a port in central Italy, on the Adriatic, capital of the Marches: founded by Greeks from Syracuse in about 390 bc . Pop: 100 507 (2001)


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Word History and Origins

Origin of ancona1

First recorded in 1870–75
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Example Sentences

The fliers, Ancona explained, are meant to educate people on what rights they legally have to use lethal force in self-defense.

Ancona capitulated to the Austrians after a very destructive bombardment.

Geronymo Mascalbruni was the son of a pauper belonging to a village whose name I forget, in the marshes of Ancona.

Ancona: a city of central Italy, on the shores of the Adriatic.

Ancona was so situated as to be one of the most important ports of the Adriatic.

Francis, and his companion, whose name we are not told, embarked at Ancona.

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