mantua

noun

man·​tua ˈman(t)-sh(ə-)wə How to pronounce mantua (audio)
ˈman-tə-wə
: a usually loose-fitting gown worn especially in the 17th and 18th centuries

Word History

Etymology

modification of French manteau mantle

First Known Use

1678, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of mantua was in 1678

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Cite this Entry

“Mantua.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/mantua. Accessed 1 Apr. 2023.

Geographical Definition

Mantua

geographical name

Man·​tua ˈman-chə-wə How to pronounce Mantua (audio)
ˈmanch-wə,
ˈmän-tü-ä
variants or Mantova
commune on the Mincio River west-southwest of Venice in the region of Lombardy, northern Italy population 47,969
Mantuan
ˈman-chə-wən How to pronounce Mantua (audio)
ˈmanch-wən
ˈman-tə-wən
adjective or noun

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