vizs·​la ˈvēz-lə How to pronounce vizsla (audio) ˈvēs- How to pronounce vizsla (audio)
: any of a breed of hunting dogs of Hungarian origin that resemble the Weimaraner but have a rich deep red coat and brown eyes

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Examples of vizsla in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The study involved a variety of dog breeds—such as border collies, vizslas, schnauzers and mixed breeds—but the researchers found no differences in language ability among the different breeds. Sarah Kuta, Smithsonian Magazine, 25 Mar. 2024 The dominant breeds were border collies (19), vizslas (17), and whippets (6). Jennifer Ouellette, Ars Technica, 21 Dec. 2023 Declarative knowledge is acquired information related to daily living, such as knowing that a catalytic converter controls exhaust emissions on a car or that a vizsla is a type of dog. Emilie Le Beau Lucchesi, Discover Magazine, 8 Feb. 2022 Bruno the boxer will hustle you in pool at the local dive bar; Pan the tarot-reading vizsla wants to know your sun and rising signs. CNN, 6 Dec. 2021 Brzezinski is five-foot-six and the unusually even color of a vizsla puppy, her blinding hair a cross between Carolyn Bessette-Kennedy’s and Polly Pocket’s. Olivia Nuzzi, Daily Intelligencer, 23 July 2017 In an Instagram account dedicated to his dog, Nelson, a wire-haired vizsla, Mr. Pinczowski posted occasional photos of his sister and parents. Katie Rogers, New York Times, 25 Mar. 2016

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First Known Use

1945, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of vizsla was in 1945

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“Vizsla.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 May. 2024.

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