Definition of ria in English:

ria

noun

Geography
  • A long, narrow inlet formed by the partial submergence of a river valley.

    • ‘The fishermen offered to use their own boats to string plastic barriers across the mouths of the rias.’
    • ‘The beaches that lie in some of the more protected rias have a warmer sea than those which are exposed, although water temperatures in Galicia never reach the heights found in the south of Spain.’
    • ‘Due to their nature, the rias or estuaries contain very peculiar ecosystems which often contain important amounts of fish.’
    • ‘Everyone in the busy tapas bar I ventured into was tucking into heaped platefuls of pulpo, Galicia's ‘national’ dish, scallops and tasty, but tough-to-open percebes, unique to the rias.’
    hollow, depression, dent, dint, cavity, concavity, dip, pit, trough, crater
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Origin

Late 19th century: from Spanish ría estuary.

Pronunciation:

ria

/ˈriːə/

Definition of RIA in English:

RIA

  • 1Radioimmunoassay.

  • 2Royal Irish Academy.

Pronunciation:

RIA

/ˈriːə/