Tikibu: pronunciation dictionary with use examples

Word: barbary
IPA transcription: [b'ɑɹbɚi]
noun meaning of the word
  • Synonyms: Barbary
    Meaning: a region of northern Africa on the Mediterranean coast between Egypt and Gibraltar; was used as a base for pirates from the 16th to 19th centuries
Usage examples
  • And it was here that the Barbary pirates lived.
  • SAILING homeward, the Doctor's ship had to pass the coast of Barbary. This coast is the seashore of the Great Desert.
  • This coral was the equal of those fished up from the Mediterranean off the Barbary Coast or the shores of France and Italy.
  • From the "Barbary Coast," as the resort of the vicious and criminal classes was called, hordes of wretches poured out as soon as night fell, seeking to slip through the guards and loot stores and rob the dead in the burning section.