Definition of marchese in English:

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marchese

Pronunciation: /märˈkāzā/

noun (plural marchesi /-ˈkāzē/)

An Italian marquis.
Example sentences
  • Giuseppe Panza was seven or eight years old and seated in his uncle's Fiat 501 when he first saw the villa designed in the mid-1700s by an unknown architect for the marchese Paolo Antonio Menafoglio.
  • These five paintings were from the important collection of Giampietro Campana, marchese di Cavelli, in Rome, part of which the Russians acquired in 1861 and installed in the Hermitage.
  • The feature of the evening was the sale of Van Dyck's large canvas of the Marchese de Spinola for $50000.

Origin

Italian.

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Syllabification: mar·che·se

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