au·​to·​stra·​da | \ ˌau̇-tō-ˈsträ-də How to pronounce autostrada (audio) , ˌȯ-tō- \
plural autostradas or autostrade\ ˌau̇-​tō-​ˈsträ-​(ˌ)dā How to pronounce autostrada (audio) , ˌȯ-​tō-​ \

Definition of autostrada

: an expressway especially in Italy

Examples of autostrada in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Appreciate its deep tranquility before hopping on the chaotic autostrada again. Adam H. Graham, Condé Nast Traveler, 30 Sep. 2021 From Abruzzo, wind down SS652 to the Adriatic coast and then plunge down to the heel on the A14/A14 autostrada. Adam H. Graham, Condé Nast Traveler, 30 Sep. 2021

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First Known Use of autostrada

1927, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for autostrada

Italian, from automobile + strada street, from Late Latin strata paved road — more at street

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“Autostrada.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 8 Aug. 2022.

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