al·​la tur·​ca | \ˌäləˈtu̇rkə, ˌal-;ˌaləˈtər-\

Definition of alla turca 

: in the style of the Turkish military band

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First Known Use of alla turca

circa 1811, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for alla turca

Italian, in the Turkish manner

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the figure or shape of a crescent moon

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