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a Provençal troubadour poem or love song, typically about the parting of lovers at dawn.
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Contemporary Examples

A flamboyant, multi-titled, multiply married royal to remember, the Duchess of alba died Thursday at the age of 88.
Adiós to the Diva Duchess Barbie Latza Nadeau November 19, 2014

Historical Examples

He made war on alba, the capital of the Latin confederation, took and destroyed it.
History Of Ancient Civilization Charles Seignobos

Let others look to this; for I am not King of alba, but captain of the host only.
Stories From Livy Alfred Church

When the American attempted to take alba’s portrait the first time, the Pole put a stop to it.
Cosmopolis, Complete Paul Bourget

The men of alba also took the oath, and confirmed it after their own fashion.
Stories From Livy Alfred Church

Surely the men of alba themselves had not borne to see such a sight.
Stories From Livy Alfred Church

“Neither of you shall forfeit his reward,” said the great alba.
The Two Captains Friedrich de La Motte-Fouque

Great sorrow was there in alba that day, men knowing not for fear and grief what they should carry with them or leave behind.
Stories From Livy Alfred Church

“I ought to know you,” continued alba, looking at them with his sparkling eyes.
The Two Captains Friedrich de La Motte-Fouque

That is Canossa—the alba Canossa, the candida petra of its rhyming chronicler.
Sketches and Studies in Italy and Greece, Second Series John Addington Symonds

Duke of Alba, See Alva

alba al·ba (āl’bə)
See white matter.


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