a member of the royal house of Italy that ruled from 1861 to 1946.
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
Nat “King” Cole, Sam Cooke, and Dinah Washington got their starts in its Regal and Savoy theaters.
He took her to the Savoy Grill to eat lobster, and to his favorite Mexican joint for hot enchiladas.
After four years studying and working every conceivable station at the Savoy Hotel in Melbourne, I was officially a chef.A Young Chef Travels to Calabria, Italy, and Learns the Old Ways of Cooking | Curtis Stone | November 28, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
But by the late 1990s, the Savoy brand had petered out and the company was selling off bits and pieces.Savoir Beds’ Royal State Bed: Just Perfect, If You Have $175,000 | Daniel Gross | June 27, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
One night at the Savoy hotel in London, Maggie shot him dead.The King and the Courtesan: Inside Edward VIII’s Steamy French Affair | Tom Sykes | May 14, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
Jamie Dettmer recalls long lunches with the Iron Lady at the Savoy Hotel—the whisky, the flirting, and the strong-arm tactics.
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)
a cultivated variety of cabbage, Brassica oleracea capitata, having a compact head and wrinkled leaves
British Dictionary definitions for Savoy (2 of 3)
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)
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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