[ suh-voi ]
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  1. a member of the royal house of Italy that ruled from 1861 to 1946.

  2. French Savoie. a region in SE France, adjacent to the Swiss-Italian border: formerly a duchy; later a part of the kingdom of Sardinia; ceded to France, 1860.

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How to use Savoy in a sentence

  • Jamie Dettmer recalls long lunches with the Iron Lady at the Savoy Hotel—the whisky, the flirting, and the strong-arm tactics.

    The Margaret Thatcher I Knew | Jamie Dettmer | April 9, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
  • The Potato is planted very sparingly south of Piedmont, and not so commonly there as in Savoy.

    Glances at Europe | Horace Greeley
  • In the entrance hall of the Savoy, where large and lonely porters were dozing, he learnt that she was at home.

    Bella Donna | Robert Hichens
  • On Sunday, at a few minutes past five, he arrived at the Savoy, and was taken to Mrs. Chepstow's room.

    Bella Donna | Robert Hichens
  • It is there called a "prie-dieu," and is said to have belonged to the Dukes of Savoy, but the size is very unusual for such a use.

  • She gave the Savoy address mechanically and, huddled in a corner, gave way to wild and fearful misgivings.

    The Amazing Interlude | Mary Roberts Rinehart

British Dictionary definitions for savoy (1 of 3)


/ (səˈvɔɪ) /

  1. a cultivated variety of cabbage, Brassica oleracea capitata, having a compact head and wrinkled leaves

Origin of savoy

C16: named after the Savoy region

British Dictionary definitions for Savoy (2 of 3)


/ (səˈvɔɪ) /

  1. an area of SE France, bordering on Italy, mainly in the Savoy Alps: a duchy in the late Middle Ages and part of the Kingdom of Sardinia from 1720 to 1860, when it became part of France: French name: Savoie

British Dictionary definitions for Savoy (3 of 3)


/ (səˈvɔɪ) /

  1. a noble family of Italy that ruled over the duchy of Savoy and became the royal house of Italy (1861–1946): the oldest reigning dynasty in Europe before the dissolution of the Italian monarchy

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