Dresden

[ drez-duhn; German dreys-duhn ]
/ ˈdrɛz dən; German ˈdreɪs dən /

noun

the capital of Saxony in E Germany, on the Elbe River.

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British Dictionary definitions for Dresden

Dresden
/ (ˈdrɛzdən) /

noun

an industrial city in SE Germany, the capital of Saxony on the River Elbe: it was severely damaged in the Seven Years' War (1760); the baroque city was almost totally destroyed in World War II by Allied bombing (1945). Pop: 483 632 (2003 est)

adjective

relating to, designating, or made of Dresden china
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Cultural definitions for Dresden

Dresden
[ (drez-duhn) ]

City in eastern Germany on the Elbe River.

notes for Dresden

Dresden was a leading center of German music, art, and architecture for three centuries, until it was severely damaged by Allied bombing in World War II.
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