[ ney-puh lz ]
/ ˈneɪ pəlz /


Italian Napoli. a seaport in SW Italy.
Bay of, Italian Gol·fo di Na·po·li [gawl-faw dee nah-paw-lee] /ˈgɔl fɔ di ˈnɑ pɔ li/. a bay in SW Italy: Naples located here. 22 miles (35 km) long.
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Definition for naples (2 of 2)

[ kam-pey-nee-uh, -peyn-yuh; Italian kahm-pah-nyah ]
/ kæmˈpeɪ ni ə, -ˈpeɪn yə; Italian kɑmˈpɑ nyɑ /


a region in SW Italy. 5214 sq. mi. (13,505 sq. km). Capital: Naples.


Cam·pa·ni·an, adjective, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

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British Dictionary definitions for naples (1 of 2)

/ (ˈneɪpəlz) /


a port in SW Italy, capital of Campania region, on the Bay of Naples: the third largest city in the country; founded by Greeks in the 6th century bc; incorporated into the Kingdom of the Two Sicilies in 1140 and its capital (1282–1503); university (1224). Pop: 1 004 500 (2001)Ancient name: Neapolis Italian name: Napoli Related adjective: Neapolitan
Bay of Naples an inlet of the Tyrrhenian Sea in the SW coast of Italy

British Dictionary definitions for naples (2 of 2)

/ (kæmˈpeɪnɪə, Italian kamˈpaɲɲa) /


a region of SW Italy: includes the islands of Capri and Ischia. Chief town: Naples. Pop.: 5 725 098 (2003 est). Area: 13 595 sq km (5248 sq miles)
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Cultural definitions for naples


City in southwestern Italy; a major seaport and commercial, industrial, and tourist center.

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