Definition of belvedere in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈbelvəˌdir/


A summerhouse or open-sided gallery, usually at rooftop level, commanding a fine view.
Example sentences
  • Here NGP proposes inserting what is effectively a completely new glazed building into the hole, rising on tall columns to provide an inhabited roof level with a cyclopean belvedere of a west wall.
  • The roof accessible to visitors becomes a public belvedere from where to enjoy views over the Elm Garden and the future River Park.
  • All that was left of the old mansion was the belvedere from which to view sunsets that Bonaparte often compared to those of Venice.


Late 16th century: from Italian, literally 'fair view', from bel 'beautiful' + vedere 'to view'.

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Syllabification: bel·ve·dere

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