[ doo-brawv-nik ]

  1. a seaport in southern Croatia, on the Adriatic: popular tourist destination.

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British Dictionary definitions for Dubrovnik


/ (dʊˈbrɒvnɪk) /

  1. a port in W Croatia, on the Dalmatian coast: an important commercial centre in the Middle Ages; damaged in 1991 when it was shelled by Serbian artillery. Pop: 43 770 (2001): Former Italian name (until 1918): Ragusa

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Cultural definitions for Dubrovnik


[ (dooh-brawv-nik, doo-brawv-nik) ]

City in southern Croatia on the Adriatic Sea.

Notes for Dubrovnik

Retaining much of its medieval architecture and character, the city was a popular tourist center before it was badly damaged in 1991 during the civil war between the Croats and the Serbs.

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