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piazza

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

Simple Definition of piazza

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

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of piazza

plural

piazzas

or

piazze

play \-ˈat-(ˌ)sā, -ˈät-\
  1. 1 plural piazze :  an open square especially in an Italian town

  2. 2 a :  an arcaded and roofed gallery b dial :  veranda, porch

Examples of piazza in a sentence

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



Origin and Etymology of piazza

Italian, from Latin platea broad street — more at place


First Known Use: 1563

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