Balaklava

[ bal-uh-klah-vuh; Russian buh-luh-klah-vuh ]
/ ˌbæl əˈklɑ və; Russian bə lʌˈklɑ və /

noun

a seaport in S Crimea, in the S Ukraine, on the Black Sea: scene of English cavalry charge against Russians (1854), celebrated in Tennyson's poem Charge of the Light Brigade.

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Balaklava

Balaclava

/ (ˌbæləˈklɑːvə, Russian bəlaˈklavə) /

noun

a small port in Ukraine, in S Crimea: scene of an inconclusive battle (1854), which included the charge of the Light Brigade, during the Crimean War
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