follow Dictionary.com

Denotation vs. Connotation

Tusculum

[tuhs-kyuh-luh m] /ˈtʌs kyə ləm/
noun
1.
an ancient city of Latium, SE of Rome: Roman villas, especially that of Cicero.
Related forms
Tusculan, adjective
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
Cite This Source
Examples from the Web for tusculan
Historical Examples
  • One letter only was written from the country, to Atticus, from his tusculan villa, and that is of no special moment.

    Life of Cicero Anthony Trollope
  • Let us therefore return to the "tusculan Disputations" which you often quote, with their reasons why death is not to be feared.

    The World's Greatest Books, Vol IX. Edited by Arthur Mee and J.A. Hammerton
  • I do not recollect if, when he wrote his 'tusculan Disputations', his own Tullia was dead.

    The Memoires of Casanova, Complete Jacques Casanova de Seingalt
  • Culleo's auction has taken place: there was no purchaser for his tusculan property.

    The Letters of Cicero, Volume 1 Marcus Tullius Cicero
  • I am so delighted with my tusculan villa that I never feel really happy till I get there.

    The Letters of Cicero, Volume 1 Marcus Tullius Cicero
  • My tusculan and Pompeian properties please me immensely, except that they have overwhelmed me—me, the scourge of debt!

    The Letters of Cicero, Volume 1 Marcus Tullius Cicero
  • This is prominent in the popular favorite among his larger volumes, the 'tusculan Disputations.'

  • I have constructed some new sitting-rooms in a miniature colonnade on my tusculan property.

    The Letters of Cicero, Volume 1 Marcus Tullius Cicero
  • The tusculan atriolum was decorated with stucco reliefs on the walls, like those in the tombs on the Latin Road.

    Old Rome Robert Burn
  • In the first he encounters his brother Quintus at his tusculan villa, and there listens to him discoursing in favor of religion.

    The Life of Cicero Anthony Trollope
British Dictionary definitions for tusculan

Tusculan

/ˈtʌskjʊlən/
adjective
1.
of or relating to the ancient Italian city of Tusculum or its inhabitants

Tusculum

/ˈtʌskjʊləm/
noun
1.
an ancient city in Latium near Rome
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 Tusculum

Few English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for tusculan

0
0
Scrabble Words With Friends

Nearby words for tusculan