Milan

geographical name
Mi·​lan | \ mə-ˈlan How to pronounce Milan (audio) , -ˈlän \
variants: or Italian Milano \ mē-​ˈlä-​(ˌ)nō How to pronounce Milano (audio) \ or ancient Mediolanum \ ˌme-​dē-​ō-​ˈlä-​nəm How to pronounce Mediolanum (audio) \

Definition of Milan

commune located on a fertile plain in northern Italy population 1,242,123

Note: Milan serves as capital of the region of Lombardy.

Other Words from Milan

Milanese \ ˌmi-​lə-​ˈnēz How to pronounce Milanese (audio) , -​ˈnēs \ adjective or noun

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“Milan.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Milan. Accessed 6 Jul. 2020.

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