Definition of riviera noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

riviera

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//ˌrɪviˈeərə//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌrɪviˈerə//
 
(also Riviera) Coastlines and the sea
 
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an area by the sea that is warm and popular for holidays, especially the Mediterranean coast of France the French Riviera See related entries: Coastlines and the sea Word Origin mid 18th cent.: from Italian, literally ‘seashore’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: riviera