[ an-til-eez ]
/ ænˈtɪl iz /
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a chain of islands in the West Indies, divided into two parts, the one including Cuba, Hispaniola, Jamaica, and Puerto Rico (Greater Antilles ), the other including a large arch of smaller islands to the SE and S (Lesser Antilles, or Caribees ).
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OTHER WORDS FROM AntillesAn·til·le·an [an-til-ee-uhn, an-tl-ee-], /ænˈtɪl i ən, ˌæn tlˈi-/, adjective, noun
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How to use Antilles in a sentence
In this province are the Antillean Mountains, now mostly submerged, the principal axes of which trend east and west.
The Antillean mountains in a general way connect or intervene between the Pacific and the Andean cordilleras.
The range of True's beaked whales overlaps with that of the Antillean beaked whale but is more northerly.
Antillean beaked whales reach a length of at least 22 feet (6.7 m).
Antillean beaked whales are dark grayish black on the back and sides, slightly lighter on the abdomen.
British Dictionary definitions for Antilles
/ (ænˈtɪliːz) /
the Antilles a group of islands in the CaribbeanSee also Greater Antilles, Lesser Antilles
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