[ sawl-fe-ree-naw for 1; sol-fuh-ree-noh for 2, 3 ]
/ ˌsɔl fɛˈri nɔ for 1; ˌsɒl fəˈri noʊ for 2, 3 /
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a village in southeastern Lombardy, in northern Italy: battle 1859.
(lowercase) a dye obtained from rosaniline.
(lowercase) vivid purplish pink.
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Origin of Solferino
First recorded in 1865–70; dye so named from its being discovered after the battle of Solferino
Words nearby Solferino
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How to use Solferino in a sentence
“I actually traveled to Solferino on a previous trip, to see the Church of Bones,” he said.Escape from Korea|Jane Ciabattari|March 13, 2010|DAILY BEAST
The matter is in fair way to disturb the peace of Europe before Sadowa shall have become as old a battle as we now rate Solferino.
Magenta, Solferino, Montebello—dear me, how those names resounded!An Autobiography|Elizabeth Butler
On one side is to be seen a stately old square tower, which stands above the memorable field of Solferino.The Story of Verona|Alethea Wiel
In the summer of 1859, as the sequel of Solferino began to unfold itself, he thought of making his observations known.The History of Freedom|John Emerich Edward Dalberg-Acton
The campaign of Magenta and Solferino took place ten years later.
British Dictionary definitions for Solferino
/ (ˌsɒlfəˈriːnəʊ) /
- a moderate purplish-red colour
- (as adjective)a solferino suit
Word Origin for solferino
C19: from a dye discovered in 1859, the year a battle was fought at Solferino, a town in Italy
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