[Italian law-kahr-naw]


a town in S Switzerland, on Lake Maggiore: Locarno Pact 1925.

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Examples from the Web for locarno

Historical Examples of locarno

  • Still three miles to Locarno, and no carriage on the road or boat on the water.

    Italian Alps

    Douglas William Freshfield

  • The Locarno train was waiting, and they went to it in silence.

    The Pastor's Wife

    Elizabeth von Arnim

  • That Locarno affair was infinitely more to me than I had supposed.

    The New Machiavelli

    Herbert George Wells

  • I have business at Locarno, and have got a few days' leave to attend to it.

  • For a time at Locarno he was lax-minded and indolent, and in that time she formed her bright and limited plans for London.

British Dictionary definitions for locarno



a town in S Switzerland, in Ticino canton at the N end of Lake Maggiore: tourist resort. Pop: 14 561 (2000)
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