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Ve·​ne·​tian və-ˈnē-shən How to pronounce Venetian (audio)
: of, relating to, or characteristic of Venice, its people, or their dialect
: of, relating to, or characteristic of the historical European region of Venetia


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ve·​ne·​tian və-ˈnē-shən How to pronounce venetian (audio)
plural venetians
: a native or inhabitant of Venice
: a person of Venetian descent
: the Italian dialect of Venice
or venetian cloth
: a fine worsted fabric used especially for suits, coats, or dresses and made in twill or satin weave with a napped or clear surface and a lustrous finish
: a lustrous sateen used especially for linings

Examples of Venetian in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web
Indeed, travelers staying in Venetian hotels will also need to generate a QR code to show on arrival and input their hotel information in order to bypass the fee. Jessica Puckett, Condé Nast Traveler, 1 Dec. 2023 Chania, Crete, stands out for its colorful historic center that’s full of trendy shops, restaurants, and cafés housed in ancient Venetian architecture and tucked away among narrow backstreets. Kathleen Peddicord, Forbes, 30 Nov. 2023 Despite selling the flagship Venetian resort in Las Vegas to Apollo Global Management Inc. last year, the family retains close ties to America’s gambling capital. Christopher Palmeri, Fortune, 29 Nov. 2023 Think a Venetian Murano glass chandelier with a contemporary bathtub and a large oil painting against a concrete wall. Sarah Yang, Sunset Magazine, 29 Nov. 2023 Then to the bedroom, with a beautiful Venetian door frame he’s reworked and adapted as a headboard. Chiara Barzini, Vogue, 28 Nov. 2023 Price at time of publish: $20 L.L. Bean Men's Wicked Good Venetian Slippers View On View On L.L.Bean View On Get him a pair of warm and cozy slippers that’ll be appreciated during snowy nights and blustery days. Amanda Ogle, Southern Living, 28 Nov. 2023 Called For the Boys: A Jewelry Exhibition, the show featured 100 pieces ranging in price from $3,000 to $300,000, including an antique diamond brooch from the Venetian period, an 18-karat-gold and black-enamel necklace by Cartier, and a David Yurman gold intaglio signet ring. Victoria Gomelsky, Robb Report, 25 Nov. 2023 In an enchanting act of voyeurism, audiences members wear masks — the Venetian type, not the health-protecting kind (those are optional) — and follow characters from room to room, into densely packed apothecary dens, eerie miniature forests and dark, elaborate dining halls. Rachel Sherman, New York Times, 22 Nov. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use


1550, in the meaning defined at sense 1


15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1a(1)

Time Traveler
The first known use of Venetian was in the 15th century

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“Venetian.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 9 Dec. 2023.

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