a historic region of SW Europe, between the Carnic Alps and the Gulf of Venice: the W part (Venetian Friuli) was ceded by Austria to Italy in 1866 and Eastern Friuli in 1919; in 1947 Eastern Friuli (except Gorizia) was ceded to Yugoslavia
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How to use Friuli in a sentence
He was a native of Pordenone, in Friuli; a pupil and relative of the better known painter who is called after that place.
Titian was born at a sequestered town in the Alps of Friuli, in the year 1477, his father being of the ancient family of Vecelli.
No. 26, mentions several other versions from Piedmont, Friuli, and Benevento.Italian Popular Tales | Thomas Frederick Crane
Even the heroic little mountain fort of Osopo in the Friuli was compelled to capitulate on the 12th of October.The Liberation of Italy | Countess Evelyn Martinengo-Cesaresco
From this kingdom depended the three dukedoms of Friuli, Spoleto, and Beneventum.The Cathedral Builders | Leader Scott