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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.
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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
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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.
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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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References in classic literature ?
One was the life of Garfield; the second, Paul du Chaillu's African travels; the third, a novel by Ouida with the last forty pages missing; and the fourth, Irving's "Alhambra." This last had been lent me by a school-teacher.
Better than all, except the 'Conquest of Granada', I liked the 'Legend of Sleepy Hollow' and the story of Rip Van Winkle, with their humorous and affectionate caricatures of life that was once of our own soil and air; and the 'Tales of the Alhambra', which transported me again, to the scenes of my youth beside the Xenil.
"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. On our presenting ourselves at the paybox we were gruffly directed to go round to Castle Street, and were informed that we were half-an-hour behind our time.
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.
She spent a month in Spain to do the shoot of Netflix Originals' 'Memories of the Alhambra.' When she came to the Philippines last year, she revealed how much she enjoys cooking for other people.
Alhambra and Ibanez received their plaques last year.
As part of the acquisition, Diamond Resorts will assume operations at Amber's managed resorts, including Sunrise Ridge Resort in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee and Alhambra Villas and the neighbouring resort of Alhambra at Poinciana in Kissimmee, Florida.