Akita

noun

Aki·​ta ə-ˈkē-tə How to pronounce Akita (audio)
ä-
: any of a breed of large muscular dogs of Japanese origin

Examples of Akita in a Sentence

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Word History

Etymology

from Akita, Japan

First Known Use

1928, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Akita was in 1928

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“Akita.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Akita. Accessed 24 Feb. 2024.

Geographical Definition

Akita

geographical name

Aki·​ta ä-ˈkē-tä How to pronounce Akita (audio)
ˈä-kē-ˌtä
city and port on the Sea of Japan in northern Honshu, Japan population 317,625

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