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[ah-vuh-luh; Spanish ah-vee-lah] /ˈɑ və lə; Spanish ˈɑ viˌlɑ/
a city in central Spain, a religious and academic center. Unabridged
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  • He looked at the manta, now, like that of avila, a mocking failure.

    The Fair God Lew Wallace
  • Then give us tickets to avila and we will wait at Medina del Campo.

    Poor Folk in Spain Jan Gordon
  • If ever there was an embodiment in architecture of the church militant, it is in the Cathedral of avila.

    Cathedrals of Spain John A. (John Allyne) Gade
  • It was pitchy night when we clambered down from the train at avila.

    Poor Folk in Spain Jan Gordon
  • avila is an intensely cold place, frosts often occur here in May, but the summer months are delightful.

    Cathedral Cities of Spain William Wiehe Collins
  • He had previously been guilty at avila of the same practices.

  • For our eight pesetas a day in avila we had had as much as we wanted.

    Poor Folk in Spain Jan Gordon
  • Her confessor asked her if she wished to be buried in her own convent at avila.

  • Having spent the day at the Escorial, at ten in the evening we took the express to avila.

    Heroic Spain Elizabeth Boyle O'Reilly
British Dictionary definitions for avila


/Spanish ˈaβila/
a city in central Spain: 11th-century granite walls and Romanesque cathedral. Pop: 52 078 (2003 est)
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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