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  1. a city in SE France, on the Rhone River, S of Lyons: Roman ruins.
  2. a department in W France. 2720 sq. mi. (7045 sq. km). Capital: Poitiers.
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Examples from the Web for vienne

Historical Examples

  • At 'beautiful Vienne,' Martial boasted that his works were read with avidity.

    The Roof of France

    Matilda Betham-Edwards

  • "Lieutenant Desmaret, of the Mobiles of Vienne," the officer said, frowning.

  • This fortunate prognostic was confirmed on the banks of the Vienne.

  • The Rhone in like manner preserves its name, and flows on to Vienne.

  • He was alone when we left Vienne, and he is sound asleep now.

British Dictionary definitions for vienne


  1. a department of W central France, in Poitou-Charentes region. Capital: Poitiers. Pop: 402 555 (2003 est). Area: 7044 sq km (2747 sq miles)
  2. a town in SE France, on the River Rhône: extensive Roman remainsAncient name: Vienna
  3. a river in SW central France, flowing west and north to the Loire below Chinon. Length: over 350 km (200 miles)
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