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La Coruña

[lah kaw-roo-nyah] /ˌlɑ kɔˈru nyɑ/
a seaport in NW Spain.
Also called Coruña, Corunna.


[kuh-roon-yuh; Spanish kaw-roo-nyah] /kəˈrun yə; Spanish kɔˈru nyɑ/
Also, Corunna
[kuh-ruhn-uh] /kəˈrʌn ə/ (Show IPA)
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Examples from the Web for corunna
Historical Examples
  • I have a depôt of five hundred Testaments at corunna, from which it is my intention to supply the principal towns of Galicia.

    Letters of George Borrow George Borrow
  • As you left out an "n" in corunna, so must I leave out an "n" in Bayonne.'

    The Roll-Call Of The Reef A. T. Quiller-Couch (AKA "Q.")
  • The French drummer who saved his life at corunna is never forgotten.

    Sir Charles Napier Sir William Francis Butler
  • It was thus in the retreat upon corunna fell Colonel Lefebvre.

  • The nearest after them is the province of Madrid, with only 77 per square kilometre, and corunna and Alicante with 75.

    Spain Wentworth Webster
  • At corunna things were pretty well even, but we had our backs to the wall.

  • Between Ferrol and corunna communication is maintained by steamer and diligence.

    A Corner of Spain Walter Wood
  • From corunna they proceeded to Lisbon before returning to Falmouth.

    The History of the British Post Office Joseph Clarence Hemmeon
  • The part played by the 51st in the battle of corunna, though small, was not unimportant.

    The Life of a Regimental Officer A. F. Mockler-Ferryman
  • Moore's retreat to corunna was a tragedy from start to finish.

    A Corner of Spain Walter Wood
British Dictionary definitions for corunna


the English name for La Coruña

La Coruña

/Spanish la koˈruɲa/
a port in NW Spain, on the Atlantic: point of departure for the Spanish Armada (1588); site of the defeat of the French by the British under Sir John Moore in the Peninsular War (1809). Pop: 243 902 (2003 est) Galician name A Coruña English name Corunna
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