re·​gat·​ta | \ ri-ˈgä-tə How to pronounce regatta (audio) , -ˈga- \

Definition of regatta

: a rowing, speedboat, or sailing race or a series of such races

Examples of regatta in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Throughout the year, the celebrity-magnet hosts such draws as a sailing regatta, a film festival, polo matches and a vintage car event. Lauren Beale, Forbes, 4 Aug. 2022 Head of the Riverfront, a US Rowing registered regatta for high school, collegiate and masters rowers, is Oct. 2 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Riverside Park. Susan Dunne, Hartford Courant, 25 May 2022 Arriving in the country on Thursday, Juan Carlos made a planned four-day stop-over in the country to visit family and friends and participate in a sailing regatta. Lauren Hubbard, Town & Country, 23 May 2022 That same year, Law died of a heart attack while rowing in a regatta at the age of 79. Kim O'connell, Smithsonian Magazine, 25 July 2022 Europe’s longest-running regatta wrapped up Saturday, July 2, with results that could not possibly have been closer, according to event organizers. Rachel Cormack, Robb Report, 5 July 2022 Organizers also pulled a qualifying regatta from Auckland, New Zealand, so all racing would take place in Bermuda. The Editors, Outside Online, 1 Apr. 2015 Azure, a member of the Turtle Mountain Ojibwe tribe who identifies as Two-Spirit, competed and medaled in a recent regatta in Washington, D.C., to support the DC Strokes Rowing Club, an LGBTQ+ rowing club. Darcel Rockett, Chicago Tribune, 28 June 2022 The Yale first varsity set an upstream record on Saturday in defeating Harvard in the school’s annual regatta along the Thames River in Gales Ferry. Hartford Courant, 11 June 2022 See More

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First Known Use of regatta

1612, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for regatta

Italian regata

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“Regatta.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 15 Aug. 2022.

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re·​gat·​ta | \ ri-ˈgä-tə How to pronounce regatta (audio) , -ˈga- \

Kids Definition of regatta

: a race or a series of races between sailboats, speedboats, or rowing boats

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