[nee-uh-pol-i-tn] /ˌni əˈpɒl ɪ tn/
of, relating to, or characteristic of :
a Neapolitan love song.
a native or inhabitant of .
a native or inhabitant of Naples
of or relating to Naples
early 15c., “native or resident of Naples,” literally “of Naples,” from Latin Neapolitanus, from Neapolis (see Naples); it preserves in English the Greek name of the city. As an adjective from 1590s. As a type of ice cream, from 1871; originally meaning both “ice cream of three layers and flavors” and “ice cream made with eggs added to the cream before freezing.” In early 18c., Neapolitan consolation meant “syphilis.”
noun 1. variously flavored and colored ice cream and ice mixtures frozen in layers. noun 1. ice cream, usually in brick form, with several layers of different colours and flavours
- Neapolitan sixth
noun 1. (in musical harmony) a chord composed of the subdominant of the key, plus a minor third and a minor sixth. Harmonically it is equivalent to the first inversion of a major chord built upon the flattened supertonic
- Neap tide
noun 1. either of the two tides that occur at the first or last quarter of the moon when the tide-generating forces of the sun and moon oppose each other and produce the smallest rise and fall in tidal level Compare spring tide (sense 1) neap tide (nēp) A tide in which the difference between […]
[neer] /nɪər/ adverb, nearer, nearest. 1. close; to a point or place not far away: Come near so I won’t have to shout. 2. at, within, or to a short distance. 3. close in time: The New Year draws near. 4. close in relation; closely with respect to connection, similarity, intimacy, etc. (often used in […]