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Tus·​can ˈtə-skən How to pronounce Tuscan (audio)
: a native or inhabitant of Tuscany
: the Italian language as spoken in Tuscany
: the standard literary dialect of Italian


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: of, relating to, or characteristic of Tuscany, the Tuscans, or Tuscan
: of or relating to one of the five classical orders of architecture that is of Roman origin and plain in style

Examples of Tuscan in a Sentence

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Live La Dolce Vita at These Stunning Tuscan Hotels and Villas Bagni di Petriolo In several areas of Tuscany, the earth percolates with hot mineral water, which bubbles up in a number of delightful public bagni (baths). Elizabeth Heath, Travel + Leisure, 25 Jan. 2024 Some of the mall’s higher-end eateries, including BRIO Tuscan Grille and Gordon Biersch Brewery Restaurant, closed for good, giving people fewer reasons to venture to the area. Abha Bhattarai, Washington Post, 25 Dec. 2023 The menu leans into the fresh seafood afforded by its location, serving up delectable lobster and salmon dishes of equally impeccable presentation to Funky Geisha, as well as a selection of exclusive wagyu beefs and satisfying salads to start with, from Italian burrata to Greek and Tuscan. Brande Victorian, Essence, 20 Dec. 2023 The Tuscan Court Shoe comes in two colorways: Biscotti Cream and Grigio Gray. Demetrius Simms, Robb Report, 24 Aug. 2023 The Tuscan hasn’t come close to matching his first reign at the club, with the possibility very real that Allegri walks away from Turin trophy less next summer. Emmet Gates, Forbes, 28 Nov. 2023 Novogratz Tuscan Indoor/Outdoor Runner in Blue, $28.38 (orig. Toni Sutton, Peoplemag, 25 Oct. 2023 Most Popular Weddings Inside Michelle Salas and Danilo Diaz’s Wedding in the Heart of the Tuscan Countryside By Fernanda Pérez Sánchez Celebrity Style Cardi B Embraces the Hottest Shoe of the Moment By Christian Allaire Paulin Paulin Paulin. Amy Verner, Vogue, 20 Oct. 2023 Many go for the salads, which are entree-sized and studded with goodies, like the Tuscan Grains salad with jumbo shrimp, cucumbers and green goddess dressing. Sarah Blaskovich, Dallas News, 19 Sep. 2023
Once complete, it'll be made available for tourists who are looking for a true Tuscan experience. Sophia Beams, Better Homes & Gardens, 15 Feb. 2024 The boutique direct-to-consumer brand sources all of its materials within a radius of 8km of its factory in Italy’s Tuscan region. Stephanie Hirschmiller, Forbes, 12 Feb. 2024 The extra time will allow for evening shore excursions, such as a wine tasting in a Tuscan villa while the sun sets, and the chance to see art by Pablo Picasso and other greats in a Swedish prince’s former home. Nathan Diller, USA TODAY, 30 Jan. 2024 Like many Tuscan estates, it had been abandoned in the mid-20th century, when the system of mezzadria, or sharecropping, which had long sustained big agricultural estates, faded. Eric Asimov, New York Times, 18 Jan. 2024 Brunello di Montalcino Riserva: Wine from this Tuscan region is made with 100 percent Sangiovese. Mike Desimone and Jeff Jenssen, Robb Report, 5 Jan. 2024 The wine list is also carefully curated to represent Tuscan grape varieties. Claudia De Brito, Condé Nast Traveler, 23 Nov. 2023 With its location in the Maremma hills just 20 minutes from the sea, Villa Ercole has stunning views over the Tuscan islands of Montecristo and Giglio. Ann Abel, Robb Report, 19 Dec. 2023 This intimate, rustic spot in downtown D.C. is a favorite for Tuscan food and meat lovers. Zoe Glasser, Washington Post, 18 Dec. 2023 See More

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Word History



Middle English Toscayne, ultimately from Medieval Latin Tuscanus Tuscan, Etruscan, from Latin Tusci Etruscans

First Known Use


circa 1509, in the meaning defined at sense 1


1563, in the meaning defined at sense 2

Time Traveler
The first known use of Tuscan was circa 1509

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“Tuscan.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Tuscan. Accessed 1 Mar. 2024.

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