Savoy

geographical name
Sa·​voy | \ sə-ˈvȯi How to pronounce Savoy (audio) \
variants: or French Savoie \ sä-​ˈvwä How to pronounce Savoie (audio) \ or Italian Savoia \ sä-​ˈvȯ-​yä How to pronounce Savoia (audio) \

Definition of Savoy

region of southeastern France in the Savoy Alps southwest of Switzerland and bordering on Italy

Note: Savoy was a duchy from 1416 to 1720, was part of the kingdom of Sardinia from 1720 to 1860, and became part of France in 1860.

Other Words from Savoy

Savoyard \ sə-​ˈvȯi-​ˌärd How to pronounce Savoyard (audio) , ˌsa-​ˌvȯi-​ˈärd , ˌsa-​ˌvwä-​ˈyär(d) \ adjective or noun

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“Savoy.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Savoia. Accessed 21 November 2019.

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