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[tan-uh-gruh, tuh-nag-ruh]
  1. a town in ancient Greece, in Boeotia: Spartan victory over the Athenians 457 b.c.
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Examples from the Web for tanagra

Historical Examples

  • Myronides followed up his victory by levelling the walls of Tanagra.

    Athens: Its Rise and Fall, Complete

    Edward Bulwer-Lytton

  • He said she was like a Tanagra, and I can see she puzzles him.


    Maurice Baring

  • The territory of Pœmandris, however, is the same as that of Tanagra.

  • But they have the exquisiteness of Tanagra figures and are as complete.

    The Life of James McNeill Whistler

    Elizabeth Robins Pennell

  • She was very pretty and dainty, like the soft-tinted statuettes that came from Tanagra.

    The Tour

    Louis Couperus

British Dictionary definitions for tanagra


  1. a town in ancient Boeotia, famous for terracotta figurines of the same name, first discovered in its necropolis
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