dolce vita

dol·​ce vi·​ta | \ ˌdōl-chā-ˈvē-(ˌ)tä How to pronounce dolce vita (audio) \

Definition of dolce vita

: a life of indolence and self-indulgence

called also la dolce vita

Examples of dolce vita in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web And that's where Francesco Curione of 007 Italian Records is helping make dolce vita dreams come true, one found record at a time. Terry Ward, CNN, 17 May 2022 La dolce vita has been the overarching goal since Scarpetta’s New York inception in 2008. Alissa Fitzgerald, Forbes, 18 Mar. 2022 Moda Operandi embraces high-design dolce vita with their new Save Venice tabletop edit, which supports the preservation of Venetian landmarks and heritage. Elise Taylor, Vogue, 11 Mar. 2022 Stay in for cocktails at the bar to catch some dolce vita. Julia Buckley, Travel + Leisure, 6 July 2021 After the war Aarons would set up a Rome bureau for Life and document the post-conflict dolce vita in that city and beyond. Lesley M.m. Blume, Town & Country, 28 May 2021 The Roma’s marketing strapline is, in fact, La nuova dolce vita. Dan Neil, WSJ, 30 Apr. 2021 But that industry helped establish an impressive pool of talented, local shipwrights, who were primed to take advantage when yachting became a staple of jet-set living in the dolce vita era. Mark Ellwood, Robb Report, 11 Apr. 2021 Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta is soaking up the dolce vita in her 5-star suite on the Via Veneto. Pamela Mccourt Francescone, Travel + Leisure, 17 Mar. 2021 See More

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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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24 May 2022

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“Dolce vita.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 May. 2022.

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