Denotation vs. Connotation


[thes-uh-lee] /ˈθɛs ə li/
a region in E Greece: a former division of ancient Greece. 5208 sq. mi. (14,490 sq. km).
Related forms
[the-sey-lee-uh n, -seyl-yuh n] /θɛˈseɪ li ən, -ˈseɪl yən/ (Show IPA),
adjective, noun Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
Cite This Source
Examples from the Web for Thessaly
Historical Examples
  • Diomed was the Œtolian sun-god; Achilles was worshipped in Thessaly long before he became the hero of the tale of Troy.

    Short Studies on Great Subjects James Anthony Froude
  • But what will you do in Thessaly besides feasting, as if you had gone to Thessaly to a banquet?

  • The King of Thessaly stood away from the remaining guests, and leant with folded arms and pensive brow against a wreathed column.

    Ixion In Heaven Benjamin Disraeli
  • See,' he went on, 'the majority and the most important of the states of Thessaly are my allies.

    Hellenica Xenophon
  • His native place, Tsangarada, is a village of eastern Thessaly, 292 far up among the slopes of the Pindus.

    The Teacher George Herbert Palmer
  • At the moment of his return to Thessaly he had reached the zenith of his greatness.

    Hellenica Xenophon
  • Thessaly will be joining us in the evening, too, and I am anxious for you to renew your acquaintance.

  • The Turks are offended at something he has done in Crete or Thessaly.

    Lord Kilgobbin Charles Lever
  • It leaves a narrow passage for those who are going from Thessaly to Locris.

  • There was also however a town of that name in the south of Thessaly: Thucyd.

British Dictionary definitions for Thessaly


a region of E Central Greece, on the Aegean: an extensive fertile plain, edged with mountains. Pop: 609 100 (2001). Area: 14 037 sq km (5418 sq miles) Modern Greek name Thessalía (ˌθɛsaˈljia)
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Difficulty index for Thessaly

Some English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for Thessaly

Scrabble Words With Friends

Nearby words for thessaly