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piazza

Syllabification: pi·az·za

Definition of piazza in English:

noun

1 /ˌpēˈätsə/ A public square or marketplace, especially in an Italian town.
Example sentences
  • Here, folks stop to ‘take a coffee’ in one of the town's many piazzas, or public squares, as well as chat with friends during the nightly passeggiata, or evening stroll.
  • Beaches are popular recreation areas, especially with young people, who also enjoy ‘hanging out’ at the local piazza, or town square.
  • He said the proposed office blocks and apartments would be linked to the city centre and included a number of public squares, parks and piazzas.
2 /ˌpēˈazə/ US archaic The veranda of a house.
Example sentences
  • The family also built a new detached kitchen directly behind the rear piazza and converted the fireplaces in the principal rooms of the main floor to coal.
  • Replicated in countless subsequent homes and public buildings, the piazza acts as a graceful connector between indoors and out.
  • Enjoy your beautifully landscaped yard from your rear piazza, or your side gazebo as the warm island breezes encircles your family with comfort.

Origin

late 16th century: Italian.

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