Citadel - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈsɪtədəl|  American pronunciation of the word citadel
Brit.  |ˈsɪtəd(ə)l|  British pronunciation of the word citadel

noun

- a stronghold into which people could go for shelter during a battle (syn: bastion)

Examples

We visited a medieval citadel in Italy.

...a massive stone citadel continues to command the city of Halifax, Nova Scotia...

The citadel towered above the river.

...the citadel was later converted into a bridewell to house the city's growing criminal population...

...the old citadel sits on an eminence with a commanding view of the city...

Word forms

noun
singular: citadel
plural: citadels
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