Dardanelles

geographical name
Dar·​da·​nelles | \ ˌdär-də-ˈnelz How to pronounce Dardanelles (audio) \
variants: or Hellespont \ ˈhe-​lə-​ˌspänt How to pronounce Hellespont (audio) \ or ancient Hellespontus \ ˌhe-​lə-​ˈspän-​təs How to pronounce Hellespontus (audio) \

Definition of Dardanelles

strait connecting the Sea of Marmara with the Aegean Sea and separating the European and Asian parts of Turkey

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