[ mi-lan, -lahn ]

  1. an industrial city in central Lombardy, in northern Italy.

  • Italian Mi·la·no [mee-lah-naw]. /miˈlɑ nɔ/. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use Milan in a sentence

  • The price of admission is the same to every part of the house, viz, two Lire di Milano.

  • They say she met him at a luncheon she gave to Milano and her teacher at the Ritz last week.

    Miss Pat at Artemis Lodge | Pemberton Ginther
  • Il titolo dell' opera che ho da comporre a Milano, non si sa ancora.

  • The twins were discovered as martyrs by S. Ambrose at Milano, when, in 387, he was desirous of founding a new church.

    The Churches of Paris | S. Sophia Beale
  • Scarrognini, grandson of Milano Scarrognini, and some time afterwards Gio.

    Ex Voto | Samuel Bulter

British Dictionary definitions for Milan


/ (mɪˈlæn) /

  1. a city in N Italy, in central Lombardy: Italy's second largest city and chief financial and industrial centre; a centre of the Renaissance under the Visconti and Sforza families. Pop: 1 256 211 (2001): Italian name: Milano (miˈlaːno) Latin name: Mediolanum (ˌmeɪdɪəʊˈlɑːnəm)

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Cultural definitions for Milan


[ (mi-lahn, mi-lan) ]

Capital of the Lombardy region in northern Italy; since the Middle Ages, an international commercial, financial, and industrial center.

Notes for Milan

Milan is a center for fashion and design.

Notes for Milan

Its landmarks include the opera house La Scala and the church of Santa Maria delle Grazie, which houses a famous fresco by Leonardo da Vinci, The Last Supper.

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