[mon-uh-koh, muh-nah-koh; French maw-na-kaw; Italian maw-nah-kaw]
- a principality on the Mediterranean coast, bordering SE France. ½ sq. mi. (1.3 sq. km).
- the capital of this principality.
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Examples from the Web for monaco
Yele Haiti did fess up to paying you $100,000 for a benefit concert in Monaco.Wyclef Jean Talks Lauryn Hill, the Yele Haiti Controversy, and Chris Christie
November 20, 2014
Princess Charlene of Monaco, the athletic, South African bride of Prince Albert, is also with child.
But will marriage to this ‘nice guy’ and a new baby be enough to keep Charlene sane – or make her happy – in Monaco?
However, many Europeans still regard Monaco with deep suspicion.
She has made little secret of the fact she would rather be back in South Africa, or London, or Paris, or anywhere but Monaco.
That of Monaco is like any other, we find the usual magnificence, and usual tinsel.In the Heart of Vosges
Below me, a little to the right, Monaco jutted out into the purple sea.Masterpieces of Mystery
They had searched Nice, and Monaco, and Mentone, but the women they sought were not to be found.The Lure of the Mask
"Or down in the morgue there," Selingman grunted, pointing down to Monaco.
There is a man named Schwann down in Monaco has a yacht for hire.
- a principality in SW Europe, on the Mediterranean and forming an enclave in SE France: the second smallest sovereign state in the world (after the Vatican); consists of Monaco-Ville (the capital) on a rocky headland, La Condamine (a business area and port), Monte Carlo (the resort centre), and Fontvieille, a light industrial area. Language: French. Religion: Roman Catholic. Currency: euro. Pop: 30 500 (2013 est). Area: 189 hectares (476 acres)Related adjective: Monegasque
Its casino at Monte Carlo, luxury hotels, and spectacular scenery make Monaco a popular resort.
The American actress Grace Kelly married Monaco's ruler, Prince Rainier III, in 1956. Princess Grace died in 1982.
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