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Trieste

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geographical name Tri·este \trē-ˈest, -ˈes-tē, -ˈes-tā\

Definition of Trieste

  1. city & port NE Italy ∗ of Friuli-Venezia Giulia on Gulf of Trieste (inlet at head of the Adriatic NW of the Istrian Peninsula) pop 215,096; once belonged to Austria; part of Italy 1919–47; in 1947 made with surrounding territory the Free Territory of Trieste under administration of the United Nations; city with N part of Free Territory returned to Italy 1953, S part of territory having previously been absorbed into Yugoslavia

Triestine play \trē-ˈes-tən, -ˌtēn\ adjective



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