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Meaning of "Otranto" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD OTRANTO

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PRONUNCIATION OF OTRANTO

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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF OTRANTO

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Otranto is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES OTRANTO MEAN IN ENGLISH?

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Otranto

Otranto is a town and comune in the province of Lecce, in a fertile region once famous for its breed of horses. It is located on the east coast of the Salento peninsula. The Strait of Otranto, to which the city gives its name, connects the Adriatic Sea with the Ionian Sea and separates Italy from Albania. The harbour is small and has little trade. The lighthouse Faro della Palascìa, at approximately 5 kilometres southeast of Otranto, marks the most easterly point of the Italian mainland. About 50 kilometres south lies the promontory of Santa Maria di Leuca, the southeastern extremity of Italy, the ancient Promontorium lapygium or Sallentinum. The district between this promontory and Otranto is thickly populated and very fertile.

Definition of Otranto in the English dictionary

The definition of Otranto in the dictionary is a small port in SE Italy, in Apulia on the Strait of Otranto: the most easterly town in Italy; dates back to Greek times and was an important Roman port; its ruined castle was the setting of Horace Walpole's Castle of Otranto. Pop: 5282.

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE OTRANTO

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Ottawa
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otter hound
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Otto cycle
Otto engine
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ottoman
Ottoman Empire

WORDS THAT END LIKE OTRANTO

ailanto
bel canto
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Esperanto
Gulf of Lepanto
Gulf of Taranto
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Strait of Otranto
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Taranto

Synonyms and antonyms of Otranto in the English dictionary of synonyms

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Translation of «Otranto» into 25 languages

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奥特朗托
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Отранто
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Otranto
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otranto
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オトラント
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Otranto
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Otranto
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Отранто
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Οτράντο
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Otranto
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Trends of use of Otranto

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «OTRANTO»

The term «Otranto» is quite widely used and occupies the 27.308 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «OTRANTO»

Discover the use of Otranto in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to Otranto and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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The Castle of Otranto and the Mysterious Mother
Also included is Sir Walter Scott’s introduction to the 1811 edition of The Castle of Otranto. This Broadview edition pairs the first Gothic novel with the first Gothic drama, both by Horace Walpole.
Horace Walpole, Frederick S. Frank, 2003
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The Role of Women in Gothic Novels - 'The Castle of Otranto' ...
After introducing the authors I will concentrate on the novels and how women are described and presented. Which role do they play in the three novels? Is there something special about each woman in the texts?
Antje Kahle, 2010
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Many Were Held by the Sea: The Tragic Sinking of HMS Otranto
In the absence of public monuments to the worst maritime disaster to befall American soldiers during World War I, Many were Held by the Sea serves as a memorial and in itself a monument to the 470 men of HMS Otranto who lost their lives on ...
R. Neil Scott, 2012
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The Castle of Otranto By Horace Walpole
The Castle of Otranto is a 1764 novel by Horace Walpole. It is generally regarded as the first gothic novel, initiating a literary genre which would become extremely popular in the later 18th century and early 19th century.
Horace Walpole, 2013
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The Castle of Otranto
THE CASTLE OF OTRANTO BY HORACE WALPOLE; VATHEK BY WILLIAM BECKFORD; THE VAMPYRE BY JOHN POLIDORI; AND A FRAGMENT OF A NOVEL BY LORD BYRON.
Horace Walpole, Everett Franklin Bleiler, 1966
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The Battle of the Otranto Straits: Controlling the Gateway ...
Called by some a "Mediterranean Jutland," the Battle of the Otranto Straits involved warships from Austria, Germany, Italy, Britain, and France.
Paul G. Halpern, 2004
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The Castle of Otranto: A Gothic Novel
Widely considered the first gothic novel, and indeed an initiator of the whole genre, The Castle of Otranto is a 1764 novel by Horace Walpole. It tells the tale of the lord of a castle, Manfred, and his family.
Horace Walpole, 2009
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The Semantic Charging of Space in "The Castle of Otranto" ...
In this essay it will be examined in how far space is semantically charged in Walpole's work, and how this influences the plot, the atmosphere within the story, and the reader's perception of it.
Christina Gieseler, 2010
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The Return of the Repressed: Gothic Horror from The Castle ...
Examines the psychological, cultural, and political implications of Gothic fiction, and helps to explain why horror writers and filmmakers have found such large and receptive audiences eager for the experience of being scared out of their ...
Valdine Clemens
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The form and function of characterisation in "The Castle of ...
This essay will look into the structural design of characterisation and how the principle of characterisation is significant in the unfold of the story.
Susanne Huse, 2008

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «OTRANTO»

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Late holiday deals: Last minute bargain city breaks, cruises, long …
... Lecce then 4nts at the 4* Masseria Montelauro near Otranto from £1,000pp inc flights from Manchester on Aug 26 with easyJet and car hire. «Mirror.co.uk, Jul 15»
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Acquisitions Roundup: FOX Picks Up UK Rights To 'Tyrant' Season …
... events in the season two finale and sees Da Vinci's world come crashing down when the city of Otranto is torn apart by an Ottoman invasion. «TVWise, Jul 15»
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Seafood for the Summer: A Sage Find in Otranto
My friend's brother, Luciano Erenbourg, discovered this quick and elegant recipe during a summer in his Otranto home in Puglia, on the Adriatic ... «L'Italo Americano, Jul 15»
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Da Vinci's Demons to end with season 3; trailer released
The final season will have the Renaissance genius facing his biggest challenge yet as the when the city of Otranto is torn apart by Ottoman ... «Entertainment Weekly, Jul 15»
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Notte della Taranta: Dancing the night away with the Pizzica salentina
Other nearby towns such as Otranto and Gallipoli, too, are perfect bases for a vacation during the festival. Otranto, a pearl on the Adriatic coast, ... «L'Italo Americano, Jul 15»
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[video] – Xylella, lungo vertice a Lecce. Martina: “E' calamità …
... colpiti dal batterio killer, cioè Gallipoli, Trepuzzi, Otranto, Tricase e Oria, a cui si è aggiunto anche il primo cittadino del capoluogo salentino. «il Paese Nuovo, Jul 15»
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Local business calendar
Tech Talk: Charleston County Public Library holds a free demonstration on Internet security tips and tactics. 2-3:30 p.m. Otranto Road Regional ... «Charleston Post Courier, Jul 15»
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The 10 best wild beaches in Puglia
Baia dei Turchi – literally 'the Bay of the Turks', is perhaps the most beautiful beach in Otranto. A short walk through fabulous tall pines is all it ... «Evening Standard, Jul 15»
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Lecce, the Caribbean of Italy
On a Sunday afternoon in Otranto on the Adriatic coast, Italian teenagers insist I stand in front of them to get a better view as a procession of ... «Toronto Star, Jul 15»
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Today's Zaman columnist Yavuz Baydar wins Italy's Caravella award
12 in Otranto, near Largo Porta Alfonsina. The jury of the Journalists of the Mediterranean declared the main themes of this year to be ... «Today's Zaman, Jul 15»

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« EDUCALINGO. Otranto [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/otranto>. Oct 2020 ».
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