a window shade in which the fabric falls in a series of puffy festoons created by vertical rows of shirring.
a combining form of : Austro-Hungarian. a combining form meaning “south,” used in the formation of compound words: Austronesia. combining form southern: Austro-Asiatic combining form Austrian: Austro-Hungarian comb. form meaning “Austrian;” see Austria.
- Austro-prussian war
the war (1866) in which Prussia, Italy, and some minor German states opposed Austria, Saxony, Hanover, and the states of southern Germany.
noun a hypothetical phylum or superfamily of languages consisting of Mon-Khmer and certain other languages of India and South-East Asia. Links with Malayo-Polynesian have also been suggested