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[suh-ren-toh; Italian sawr-ren-taw]
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  1. a seaport in SW Italy, on the Bay of Naples: resort; cathedral; ancient ruins.
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Related formsSor·ren·tine [sawr-uh n-teen, suh-ren-teen] /ˈsɔr ənˌtin, səˈrɛn tin/, adjective
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  1. a port in SW Italy, in Campania on a mountainous peninsula between the Bay of Naples and the Gulf of Salerno: a resort since Roman times. Pop: 16 536 (2001)
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