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[dan-yoob] /ˈdæn yub/
a river in central and SE Europe, flowing E from southern Germany to the Black Sea. 1725 miles (2775 km) long.
German Donau.
Hungarian Duna.
Czech and Slovak Dunaj.
Romanian Dunărea. Unabridged
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British Dictionary definitions for danube river


a river in central and SE Europe, rising in the Black Forest in Germany and flowing to the Black Sea. Length: 2859 km (1776 miles) German name Donau Czech name Dunaj Hungarian name Duna Croatian and Serbian name Dunav (ˈdunaf) Romanian name Dunărea
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Word Origin and History for danube river


major river of Europe (German Donau, Hungarian Duna, Russian Dunaj), from Latin Danuvius, from Celtic *danu(w)-yo-, from PIE *danu- "river" (cf. Don, Dnieper, Dniester).

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danube river in Culture

Danube River definition

River in central and southeastern Europe.

Note: Flowing for nearly two thousand miles, it is the second-longest European river, after the Volga.
Note: Composer Johann Strauss, the Younger, expressed the charm and romance of the river in his “Blue Danube Waltz.”
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