Dictionary.com

autostrada

[ aw-toh-strah-duh; Italian ou-taw-strah-dah ]
/ ˈɔ toʊˌstrɑ də; Italian ˌaʊ tɔˈstrɑ dɑ /
Save This Word!

noun, plural au·to·stra·das, Italian au·to·stra·de [ou-taw-strah-de]. /ˌaʊ tɔˈstrɑ dɛ/.

(in Italy) a divided highway connecting major cities.

QUIZZES

QUIZ YOURSELF ON AFFECT VS. EFFECT!

In effect, this quiz will prove whether or not you have the skills to know the difference between “affect” and “effect.”
Question 1 of 7
The rainy weather could not ________ my elated spirits on my graduation day.

Origin of autostrada

1925–30; <Italian, equivalent to autoauto + strada road, highway ≪ Latin (via) strāta;see street
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2021

British Dictionary definitions for autostrada

autostrada
/ (ˈɔːtəʊˌstrɑːdə) /

noun

an Italian motorway
from Italian, from auto car + strada road
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Learn A New Word Right Now!