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[oh-trahn-toh; Italian aw-trahn-taw]
  1. Strait of, a strait between SE Italy and Albania, connecting the Adriatic and the Mediterranean. 44 miles (71 km) wide.
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Historical Examples of otranto

  • The distance from Corfu to Otranto is only about fifteen leagues.

    The Memoires of Casanova, Complete

    Jacques Casanova de Seingalt

  • Ah, like Otranto's pirates, we Who were an hundred, are but ten!

  • The Otranto was only an armed liner, and must withdraw when the battle developed.

  • Meanwhile the Otranto had been ordered out of action; the Gneisenau.

  • Nicolas and Bartholomew took ship and crossed over to Otranto.

British Dictionary definitions for otranto


  1. a small port in SE Italy, in Apulia on the Strait of Otranto : the most easterly town in Italy; dates back to Greek times and was an important Roman port; its ruined castle was the setting of Horace Walpole's Castle of Otranto . Pop: 5282 (2001)
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