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piazza

noun pi·az·za \pē-ˈa-zə, -ˈä-, 1 is usually -ˈat-sə, -ˈät-\

: an open public area in a town or city (especially in Italy) that is usually surrounded by buildings

plural piazzas or pi·az·ze \-ˈat-(ˌ)sā, -ˈät-\

Full Definition of PIAZZA

1
plural piazze :  an open square especially in an Italian town
2
a :  an arcaded and roofed gallery
b dial :  veranda, porch

Examples of PIAZZA

  1. <let's enjoy our mint juleps out on the piazza>

Origin of PIAZZA

Italian, from Latin platea broad street — more at place
First Known Use: 1563

Related to PIAZZA

Synonyms
gallery [Southern & Midland], lanai, porch [dialect], stoop, veranda (or verandah)

Other Architecture Terms

buttress, casita, cornice, fanlight, garret, lintel, parapet, pilaster, plinth

Rhymes with PIAZZA

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