(meteorol) (in Canada) an area of low pressure that forms in winter near the Rocky Mountains
a type of fast-moving low-pressure weather system bringing cold and winds as it passes, in north-central and northeastern North America; also called clipper system , Canadian clipper
In the wintertime, an Alberta clipper may be associated with a narrow but significant band of snowfall, and typically affects portions of the plains states, Midwest, and East Coast.
fr. Alberta, Canada, and fast 19th-century ships
a province in W Canada. 255,285 sq. mi. (661,190 sq. km). Capital: Edmonton. Abbreviation: Alba., Alta. a female given name, form of . Historical Examples More connections between it and the albertan railways were required; and he was in Canada looking round and negotiating. Lady Merton, Colonist Mrs. Humphry Ward adjective of or relating to […]
Leon Battista [le-awn baht-tee-stah] /lɛˈɔn bɑtˈti stɑ/ (Show IPA), 1404–72, Italian architect, artist, musician, and poet. Rafael [rah-fah-el] /rɑ fɑˈɛl/ (Show IPA), 1902–1999, Spanish poet. Historical Examples Alberti, until then esteemed the most admirable of its kind. The History of Painting in Italy, Vol. V (of 6) Luigi Antonio Lanzi Palermo (Florence 1871), have shown […]
- Alberti bass
a reiterated broken-chord figure used as an accompaniment, especially in 18th-century rococo keyboard music.
a female given name: derived from Albert. Contemporary Examples Albertine was forced to move back in with her mother with no sign of a future career. A First Lady of Punk Rock Talks Justin Jones December 8, 2014 The Fugitive opens with the flight of the narrator’s own obsessive love interest, Albertine. David’s Book Club: […]
noun a black solid variety of bitumen that has a conchoidal fracture and occurs in veins in oil-bearing strata Historical Examples albertite, an asphaltic hydrocarbon compound, a soft black material, obtained in Canada. The New Gresham Encyclopedia. Vol. 1 Part 1 Various From albertite, a lustrous black mineral found in New Brunswick. Cooley’s Practical Receipts, […]