[at-l-uh, uh-til-uh]
  1. Scourge of God, a.d. 406?–453, king of the Huns who invaded Europe: defeated by the Romans and Visigoths in 451 at Châlons-sur-Marne in France. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

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Historical Examples of attila

  • And, for the unaesthetic but effective Attila, an able fashioner of pork products from Chicago.

    The Spenders

    Harry Leon Wilson

  • In 1921 it is no more under control than it was in the days of Charlemagne or Attila or Xerxes.

  • I believe I set some store by the fact that the collar of my attila was velvet.

    Debts of Honor

    Maurus Jkai

  • Attila, the short, fringed pelisse of the Hungarian national costume.

  • Who was this Attila who has captured the imagination of the Kaiser?

British Dictionary definitions for attila


  1. ?406–453 ad, king of the Huns, who devastated much of the Roman Empire, invaded Gaul in 451 ad, but was defeated by the Romans and Visigoths at Châlons-sur-Marne
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