American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- A river, about 434 km (270 mi) long, of western Czech Republic flowing southeast then north to the Elbe River.
- n. a major river in the Czech Republic
“The Vltava is my country's best-known river, and I just wanted to do something exceptional," she says.”
“Remember, its name is "Vltava," out of which the Germans had made "Moldau," by which you have probably known it till now; but the map of Europe has been readjusted lately, names have changed back to their original version, and so the river at Prague has resumed definitely its Slavonic designation, which, though not given on any map, yet lived in the memory of the people.”
“In Prague, working with the Jazz Section, I used the small garden of my "official" residence near the Vltava river (with its then ever-present swans) as a venue for Jazz concerts.”
“I fed the ducks that congregated at the bottom of the Vltava and sometimes I liked to pretend that we were all at a business meeting discussing fourth-quarter revenue.”
“The melody of Vltava composed by Smetana followed the Obamas in Prague (Praha).”
“Associated Press A young couple kissed in the Vltava River during a festival in Prague.”
“In Prague, working with the Jazz Section, I used the small garden of my "official" residence near the Vltava river with its then ever-present swans as a venue for Jazz concerts.”
“He looked over the side, saw the Vltava flowing beneath him.”
“High atop a rocky cliff, guarding the Vltava, the Vysehrad was much more a fortress than a palace.”
“Waterways: 664 km (principally on Elbe, Vltava, Oder, and other navigable rivers, lakes, and canals) (2006)”
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