how to pronounce basilica

bəsɪlɪkə

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“… the basilica of santa croce where …”

meanings of basilica

noun:

  1. An apartment provided in the houses of persons of importance, where assemblies were held for dispensing justice; hence, any large hall used for this purpose.
  2. A Christian church building having a nave with a semicircular apse, side aisles, a narthex and a clerestory.
  3. A Roman Catholic church or cathedral with basilican status, an honorific status granted by the pope to recognize its historical, architectural, or sacramental importance.

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words that rhyme with basilica

silica