Sicily [sis-uh-lee] Examples noun

  1. an island in the Mediterranean, constituting a region of Italy, and separated from the SW tip of the mainland by the Strait of Messina: largest island in the Mediterranean. 9924 sq. mi. (25,705 sq. km). Capital: Palermo.

Italian Sicilia.Ancient Sicilia, Trinacria. Related formsSi·cil·ian [si-sil-yuh n, -sil-ee-uh n] /sɪˈsɪl yən, -ˈsɪl i ən/, adjective, noun Examples from the Web for sicilian Contemporary Examples of sicilian

  • Sicilian seaports that will facilitate the shipment have already stepped up security measures, especially on incoming vessels.

    Italy Steps Up Security Over Alleged ISIS Plot to Kill The Pope

    Barbie Latza Nadeau

    August 28, 2014

  • Benedetto Ceraulo, the Sicilian hitman, was given a life sentence.

    Crime of Fashion: Gucci Killer to Go Free

    Barbie Latza Nadeau

    May 16, 2014

  • Beneath the Sicilian streets are rooms filled with monks, lawyers, babies, and virgins.

    Palermo Has an Underground City Filled With Its Mummified Dead

    Nina Strochlic

    May 1, 2014

  • He fled Syria last year and landed on Lampedusa, off the Sicilian coast, last summer.

    Refugees Head to Sicily in ‘Biblical Exodus’

    Barbie Latza Nadeau

    April 24, 2014

  • Sicilian dialect is filled with Arabic words like mischinu (taken from the Arabic word miskin), which means a poor person.

    Refugees Head to Sicily in ‘Biblical Exodus’

    Barbie Latza Nadeau

    April 24, 2014

  • Historical Examples of sicilian

  • Had he the authority of his Sicilian majesty for proceeding as he did?

    The Life of Horatio Lord Nelson

    Robert Southey

  • The sail from the Sicilian straits to Naples is picturesque.

    Blackwood’s Edinburgh Magazine – Volume 57, No. 352, February 1845


  • Artois had let go her hands, and now she turned to the Sicilian.

    A Spirit in Prison

    Robert Hichens

  • He felt as if the Sicilian were beset by an imperious need to break a long reserve.

    A Spirit in Prison

    Robert Hichens

  • But once more, as he would have expressed it to a Sicilian comrade, they were “in three.”

    A Spirit in Prison

    Robert Hichens

  • British Dictionary definitions for sicilian Sicilian adjective

    1. of or relating to Sicily or its inhabitants


    1. a native or inhabitant of Sicily

    Sicily noun

    1. the largest island in the Mediterranean, separated from the tip of SW Italy by the Strait of Messina: administratively an autonomous region of Italy; settled by Phoenicians, Greeks, and Carthaginians before the Roman conquest of 241 bc; under Normans (12th–13th centuries); formed the Kingdom of the Two Sicilies with Naples in 1815; mountainous and volcanic. Capital: Palermo. Pop: 4 972 124 (2003 est). Area: 25 460 sq km (9830 sq miles)Latin names: Sicilia, Trinacria Italian name: Sicilia

    Word Origin and History for sicilian Sicily

    island off the southwest tip of Italy, from Latin Sicilia, from Greek Sikelia, from Sikeloi (plural) “Sicilians,” from the name of an ancient people living along the Tiber, whence part of them emigrated to the island that was thereafter named for them. The Greeks distinguished Sikeliotes “a Greek colonist in Sicily” from Sikelos “a native Sicilian.” Related: Sicilian.

    sicilian in Culture Sicily

    Island in southern Italy on the Mediterranean Sea, separated from the Italian mainland by the narrow Strait of Messina. Its capital is Palermo.

    Note It is the largest Mediterranean island.

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