Alhambra


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Al·ham·bra

 (ăl-hăm′brə, äl-äm′brä)
A citadel and palace on a hill overlooking Granada, Spain. Built by Moorish kings in the 12th and 13th centuries, the Alhambra is the finest example of Moorish architecture in Spain.

Alhambra

(ælˈhæmbrə)
n
(Placename) a citadel and palace in Granada, Spain, built for the Moorish kings during the 13th and 14th centuries: noted for its rich ornamentation
Alhambresque adj

Al•ham•bra

(ælˈhæm brə)

n.
1. a palace and citadel of the Moorish kings in Granada, Spain: completed in the 14th century.
2. a city in SW California, near Los Angeles. 64,615.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Alhambra - a fortified Moorish palace built near Granada by Muslim kings in the Middle AgesAlhambra - a fortified Moorish palace built near Granada by Muslim kings in the Middle Ages
Granada - a city in southeastern Spain that was the capital of the Moorish kingdom until it was captured by Ferdinand and Isabella in 1492; site of the Alhambra (a palace and fortress built by Moors in the Middle Ages) which is now a major tourist attraction
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Why, the Alhambra would be almost more lively," said Harris, venturing his head outside the cover for a moment and taking a survey of the sky.
We attracted a good deal of attention at the Alhambra.
when we came upon a fine Moorish mosque, with tall tower, rich with checker-work of many-colored porcelain, and every part and portion of the edifice adorned with the quaint architecture of the Alhambra, and Blucher started to ride into the open doorway.
We're all living wonders, Major," he went on, turning to Thomson, "but if I don't get a Sole Colbert and a grill at the Savoy, and a front seat at the Alhambra, before many weeks have passed, I shall get stale--that's what'll happen to me.
The background lent itself to allusions to European scenes; and May, who was looking her loveliest under a wide-brimmed hat that cast a shadow of mystery over her too-clear eyes, kindled into eagerness as he spoke of Granada and the Alhambra.
In one way or another (to say nothing of the many worthless creeks) he came into possession of properties on the good creeks, such as Sulphur, Dominion, Excelsis, Siwash, Cristo, Alhambra, and Doolittle.
Not a view in the world, either at Chambord or at the Alhambra, is more magic, more aerial, more enchanting, than that thicket of spires, tiny bell towers, chimneys, weather-vanes, winding staircases, lanterns through which the daylight makes its way, which seem cut out at a blow, pavilions, spindle-shaped turrets, or, as they were then called, "tournelles," all differing in form, in height, and attitude.
Major organization : PATRONATO DE LA ALHAMBRA Y GENERALIFE (Q1818001H)
IT may be a bit long in the tooth, but the SEAT Alhambra can still give rivals a nasty bite, 21 years after the original Spanish brand people- mover was launched.
IT may sound a bit long in the tooth but the SEAT Alhambra can still give rivals a nasty bite, 21 years after the original Spanish people-mover was launched.
And SEAT's trendy new Alhambra scores top marks in both.
All in all, the new Alhambra is a very likeable package that grows on you the more you drive it.