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riviera

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noun ri·vi·era \ˌri-vē-ˈer-ə, ri-ˈvyer-\

Definition of riviera

  1. :  a coastal region frequented as a resort area and usually marked by a mild climate



Origin of riviera

from the Riviera, region in southeastern France and northwestern Italy


First Known Use: 1766


Riviera

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geographical name Riv·i·era \ˌri-vē-ˈer-ə\

Definition of Riviera

  1. coast region SE France & NW Italy bordering on the Mediterranean — see côte d'azur





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