vizs·​la | \ ˈvēz-lə How to pronounce vizsla (audio) , ˈvēs-, ˈvizh- How to pronounce vizsla (audio) \

Definition of vizsla

: 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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Recent Examples on the Web 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, "Donald Trump Is Not Invited to the Wedding," 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, "Alexander and Sascha Pinczowski, Siblings on Way to New York, Killed at Brussels Airport," 25 Mar. 2016

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1945, in the meaning defined above

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“Vizsla.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Feb. 2020.

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