[ krak-uh-tou, krah-kuh- ]
/ ˌkræk əˈtaʊ, ˌkrɑ kə- /


a volcano and small island in Indonesia, between Java and Sumatra: violent eruption 1883.
Also Kra·ka·tao, Kra·ka·to·a [krak-uh-toh-uh, krah-kuh-] /ˌkræk əˈtoʊ ə, ˌkrɑ kə-/. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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Krakatau (ˌkrɑːkəˈtaʊ, ˌkrækəˈtaʊ)

/ (ˌkrɑːkəˈtəʊə, ˌkrækəˈtəʊə) /


a volcanic island in Indonesia, in the Sunda Strait between Java and Sumatra: partially destroyed by its eruption in 1883, the greatest in recorded history. Further eruptions 44 years later formed a new island, Anak Krakatau ("Child of Krakatau")Also called: Rakata
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