Pronunciation: (riv"ē-âr'u; for 1 also It. rē-vye'rä), [key]
1. a resort area along the Mediterranean coast, extending from Saint Tropez, in SE France, to La Spezia, in NW Italy. See Côte d'Azur.
2. (often l.c.) any similar coastal resort area: the Florida riviera.
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