[ ben-uh-ven-toh; Italian be-ne-ven-taw ]

  1. a city in N Campania, in S Italy: monumental arch erected by Trajan.

Words Nearby Benevento Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use Benevento in a sentence

  • The town of Benevento had offered no resistance to Charles, but he gave it up to pillage, and massacred its inhabitants.

    Val d'Arno | John Ruskin
  • The Pope was still an exile in Benevento,146 and did not dare to reoccupy Rome.

    Life of Thomas Becket | Henry Hart Milman
  • Charles Talleyrand, Prince of Benevento, and perhaps the greatest diplomat in history.

    The Golden Censer | John McGovern
  • Domitian and Titus erected a small obelisk of red granite nine feet high, which now stands in the cathedral square of Benevento.

    Cleopatra's Needle | James King
  • This brave man fell into the hands of the emperor, who sought to use him in a stratagem to obtain possession of Benevento.

British Dictionary definitions for Benevento


/ (ˌbɛnəˈvɛntəʊ) /

  1. a city in S Italy, in N Campania: at various times under Samnite, Roman, Lombard, Saracen, Norman, and papal rule. Pop: 61 791 (2001): Ancient name: Beneventum (ˌbɛnəˈvɛntʊm)

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