a resort area along the Mediterranean coast, extending from Saint Tropez, in SE France, to La Spezia, in NW Italy.
French Côte d’Azur.
(often lowercase) any similar coastal resort area:
the Florida riviera.
a coastal region reminiscent of the Riviera
the Mediterranean coastal region between Cannes, France, and La Spezia, Italy: contains some of Europe’s most popular resorts
Narrow strip of land in southeastern France and northwestern Italy on the Mediterranean Sea, also including Monaco. Cannes, Monte Carlo, and Nice are three of its best-known towns and cities.
Note: Its scenic beauty and mild climate make it a popular vacation area.
Note: The French Riviera is also called the Côte d’Azur (the azure coast).
[ri-veer-uh] /rɪˈvɪər ə/ noun 1. a town in SE Florida.
noun, plural rivières [riv-ee-airz, ri-vyairz; French ree-vyer] /ˌrɪv iˈɛərz, rɪˈvyɛərz; French riˈvyɛr/ (Show IPA) 1. a necklace of diamonds or other gems, especially in more than one string. noun 1. a necklace the diamonds or other precious stones of which gradually increase in size up to a large centre stone
[French ree-vyer-dy-loo] /French ri vyɛr düˈlu/ noun 1. a city in SE Quebec, in E Canada, on the St. Lawrence.
verb (used with object), rived, rived or riven, riving. 1. to tear or rend apart: to rive meat from a bone. 2. to separate by striking; split; cleave. 3. to rend, harrow, or distress (the feelings, heart, etc.). 4. to split (wood) radially from a log. verb (used without object), rived, rived or riven, riving. […]