Venetian

adjective
Ve·​ne·​tian | \ və-ˈnē-shən How to pronounce Venetian (audio) \

Definition of Venetian

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1 : of, relating to, or characteristic of Venice, its people, or their dialect
2 : of, relating to, or characteristic of the historical European region of Venetia

venetian

noun
ve·​ne·​tian | \ və-ˈnē-shən How to pronounce venetian (audio) \
plural venetians

Definition of venetian (Entry 2 of 2)

1 Venetian
a(1) : a native or inhabitant of Venice
(2) : a person of Venetian descent
b : the Italian dialect of Venice
2 or venetian cloth
a : 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
b : a lustrous sateen used especially for linings

First Known Use of Venetian

Adjective

1550, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Noun

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

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“Venetian.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Venetian. Accessed 22 November 2019.

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