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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“Alla turca.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 Oct. 2020.

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