Definition of Cyclades in US English:

Cyclades

proper noun

  • A large group of islands in the southern Aegean Sea, regarded in antiquity as circling around the sacred island of Delos.

    Greek name Kikládhes

Origin

Latin, based on Greek kuklos ‘circle’.

Pronunciation

Cyclades

/ˈsɪkləˌdiz//ˈsikləˌdēz/