[ plou-uhn ]

  1. a city in E Germany.

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How to use Plauen in a sentence

  • But being followed into Saxony by the pursuing enemy, and defeated at Plauen, they were obliged to take refuge in Thuringia.

    The Thirty Years War, Complete | Friedrich Schiller
  • My wife was the daughter of a Baron von Plauen, and loved music and myself better than her home and a titled bridegroom.

  • Lacy has left ten thousand men in Dresden, sire, and with the rest of his force has joined the Confederate army at Plauen.

  • That evening Lacy joined the Confederate army, in their strong position behind the gap of Plauen.

  • In modern masonry the boldest arch is that of the bridge at Plauen, Germany, with its span of 2951⁄4 feet.

    Inventors at Work | George Iles

British Dictionary definitions for Plauen


/ (German ˈplauən) /

  1. a city in E central Germany, in Saxony: textile centre. Pop: 70 070 (2003 est)

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