[ doo r-uh s; Albanian door-ruh s ]
/ ˈdʊər əs; Albanian ˈdur rəs /


a seaport in W Albania, on the Adriatic: important ancient city.
Italian Durazzo.
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Examples from the Web for durres

  • Durres and Vlore were really established by the Greeks 2500 years ago.

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  • It has fewer port facilities than Durres, however, and no rail connections with the rest of the country.

  • There is difficult terrain between Tirana and Elbasan and, although only about 20 miles apart, they are connected via Durres only.

British Dictionary definitions for durres

/ (ˈdurrəs) /


a port in W Albania, on the Adriatic. Pop: 114 000 (2003 est)Italian name: Duraz Ancient names: Epidamnus (ˌɛpɪˈdæmnəs), Dyrrachium (dəˈreɪkɪəm)
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