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[let-che; English lech-ey]
  1. a city in SE Italy: ancient Greek and Roman city; noted for its baroque architecture.
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Examples from the Web for lecce

Historical Examples

  • It was at Lecce in Murat's time, but Southwald was conceited that he could gentle her.


    S. R. Crockett

  • That of Lecce, to the east-south-east again, is a low flat limestone terrace.

  • The following are examples from the Lecce variety of the dialect: core, pl.

  • Leaving Otranto, Nicolas came to Lecce, which he entered bearing a cross on his shoulders, and uttering his usual cry.

  • He took up his abode outside the town, and continued to astonish and edify the peasants who came into Lecce to market.

British Dictionary definitions for lecce


  1. a walled city in SE Italy, in Puglia: Greek and Roman remains. Pop: 83 303 (2001)
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