El·​ba ˈel-bə How to pronounce Elba (audio)
: a place or state of exile

Word History


Elba (Mediterranean island), residence of Napoléon Bonaparte after his first abdication May 14, 1814 to February 26, 1815

First Known Use

1924, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Elba was in 1924

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Cite this Entry

“Elba.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Elba. Accessed 26 May. 2024.

Geographical Definition


geographical name

El·​ba ˈel-bə How to pronounce Elba (audio)
island of Italy in the Mediterranean between Corsica and the mainland; chief town Portoferraio area 86 square miles (224 square kilometers)

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