dolce vita

dol·​ce vi·​ta | \ˌdōl-chā-ˈvē-(ˌ)tä \

Definition of dolce vita 

: a life of indolence and self-indulgence

called also la dolce vita

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There may not be any jewels in these films, but there’s plenty of envy-worthy Italian dolce vita. Sarah Spellings, The Cut, "Watch Women Explain Working in Male-Dominated Fields," 27 Apr. 2018 Happily, the main attractions are still the drowsy dolce vita atmosphere, great seafood restaurants—don’t miss Osteria il Principe e il Pirata—and the stunning views: of Elephant’s Arch and, on a clear day, Tunisia. Alexander Lobrano, Town & Country, "The Ultimate Mediterranean Bucket List," 2 June 2017

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First Known Use of dolce vita

1961, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for dolce vita

Italian, literally, sweet life

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