[gwair-ni-kuh; Spanish ger-nee-kah]
- Basque town in northern Spain: bombed and destroyed in 1937 by German planes helping the insurgents in the Spanish Civil War.
- (italics) a painting (1937) by Pablo Picasso.
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Examples from the Web for guernica
Late in the afternoon of April 26, 1937 waves of bombers obliterated the ancient capital of Basque Spain, Guernica.Life Under Air Strikes: Children Under Fire Will Never Forget — or Forgive
August 3, 2014
Now those are destroyed, too, and the animals are strewn about, bloating and stinking, as if in a tableau of “Guernica.”Inside the Gaza Schoolyard Massacre
July 26, 2014
Anyway, Orner first published some of them as “Five Shards,” in the online magazine Guernica.Intriguing, Humorous, Even Poetic: Peter Orner’s New Story Collection
August 13, 2013
For ourselves, we turned our faces toward the centre of Vizcayan glory, the famous Tree of Guernica.Spanish Highways and Byways
Katharine Lee Bates
- a town in N Spain: formerly the seat of a Basque parliament; destroyed in 1937 by German bombers during the Spanish Civil War, an event depicted in one of Picasso's most famous paintings. Pop: 15 454 (2003 est)Basque name: Gernika