from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- An arm of the Mediterranean Sea between Italy and the Balkan Peninsula. It extends from the Gulf of Venice southward to the Strait of Otranto, which links it to the Ionian Sea.
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- proper n. The sea that stretches from the Ionian Sea to the Gulf of Venice. It is located between the Italian and Balkan peninsulas.
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- n. an arm of the Mediterranean between Slovenia and Croatia and Montenegro and Albania on the east and Italy on the west
In the Adriatic Sea were a great number of marshy islands, separated only by narrow channels, but well screened and almost inaccessible, inhabited by a few fishermen.
A Catechism of Familiar Things; Their History, and the Events Which Led to Their Discovery. With a Short Explanation of Some of the Principal Natural Phenomena. For the Use of Schools and Families. Enlarged and Revised Edition.
Canal, constructed by Clement XII in 1736, connects the city and the wet dock with Porto Corsini, on the Adriatic Sea, which is now five miles away.
Our resort is on a peninsula overlooking the Adriatic Sea, which is nice, but we're all kind of eager to move on to the next section of our adventures.
Illyria was actually an ancient region on the eastern coast of the Adriatic Sea covering parts of modern Croatia, Montenegro, and Albania.
The boat's captain told us that the dolphin sighting in this part of the Adriatic Sea occurred from time to time but were not common.
Over the past three years, Ms. Curry's practice has expanded to a series of scrappy art-filled rafts sailed with friends and fellow artists on the Hudson and Mississippi Rivers and through the Adriatic Sea and the construction of an eco-friendly community center in Haiti.
Venice was always different, from the time when a handful of refugees from the mainland first occupied the mud banks of a lagoon at the head of the Adriatic Sea in 568 until Napoleon extinguished the republic in 1797, inspiring William Wordsworth to write one of his best sonnets:
During the X-24 exercise, a simulated earthquake struck in the Adriatic Sea and propelled a tsunami ashore in Montenegro.
In the winter, the two yachts sail in the British Virgin Islands, U.S. Virgin Islands, Windward and Leeward Islands and then head for the Mediterranean and a season in the Aegean and Adriatic Sea.
I have to admit that I made that last thing up: the truth is, I don't recall how the plates looked like or what they said but I'm sure they were everywhere because the city seemed desperately competitive with other places around the Adriatic Sea, such as Venice, but without much hope.