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[vee-nuh s-burg; German vey-noo s-berk] /ˈvi nəsˌbɜrg; German ˈveɪ nʊsˌbɛrk/
a mountain in central Germany in the caverns of which, according to medieval legend, Venus held court. Unabridged
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  • An almost too vivacious rendering of the Venusberg music brought the scheme to a strepitous conclusion.

  • Over the valley the Venusberg rose, a gray mass in the twilight.

    Rudy and Babette Hans Christian Andersen
  • The visions of the Venusberg were to be realized in Italian painting.

  • The curtain rises, disclosing all the seductive spells of the Venusberg.

  • Ware could not help comparing the room to the Venusberg, and the women to the sirens of that unholy haunt.

    A Coin of Edward VII Fergus Hume
  • The light dies away and the magic charms of the Venusberg disappear.

  • And the personality, the appearance, the Venusberg charm of this heart monopolist?

    Superwomen Albert Payson Terhune
  • He simply gave to the scene in the Venusberg greater animation and color.

    Life of Wagner Louis Nohl
  • Well, Venusberg is not at all the place for a good young man.

    The Rubicon E. F. Benson
  • For a while, like a Knight in the Venusberg, he gave himself up to the delight of her.

    The Mountebank William J. Locke
British Dictionary definitions for Venusberg


/ˈviːnəsˌbɜːɡ; German ˈveːnʊsbɛrk/
a mountain in central Germany: contains caverns that, according to medieval legend, housed the palace of the goddess Venus
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