mantua

noun
man·​tua | \ ˈman(t)-sh(ə-)wə How to pronounce mantua (audio) , ˈman-tə-wə \

Definition of mantua

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: a usually loose-fitting gown worn especially in the 17th and 18th centuries

Mantua

geographical name
Man·​tua | \ ˈman-chə-wə How to pronounce Mantua (audio) , ˈmanch-wə, ˈmän-tü-ä \
variants: or Mantova \ ˈmän-​tō-​vä How to pronounce Mantova (audio) \

Definition of Mantua (Entry 2 of 2)

commune on the Mincio River west-southwest of Venice in the region of Lombardy, northern Italy population 47,969

Other Words from mantua

Geographical name

Mantuan \ ˈman-​chə-​wən How to pronounce Mantuan (audio) , ˈmanch-​wən , ˈman-​tə-​wən \ adjective or noun

First Known Use of mantua

Noun

1678, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for mantua

Noun

modification of French manteau mantle

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“Mantua.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/mantua. Accessed 27 Oct. 2020.

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