gal·​le·​ria ˌga-lə-ˈrē-ə How to pronounce galleria (audio)
: a roofed and usually glass-enclosed promenade or court (as at a mall)

Examples of galleria in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web It is attached to a galleria with a striking black slate floor, a wet bar, columns and glass doors that open onto the patio. Karen A. Avitabile, Hartford Courant, 14 Jan. 2024 Bea walked into the bright light of the galleria and sat at the small café. Hazlitt, 30 Aug. 2023 Outside the museum, in the galleria near the sardine tank, Matthew Oakes emerged from the aquarium. San Diego Union-Tribune, 16 Sep. 2022 The first phase, including a residential tower and a retail and dining galleria, is expected to open in 2025. Michelle Gross, Robb Report, 1 Aug. 2022 Veterans’ entries will be included in the Somers Department of Veterans Affairs social media galleria of veterans for Somers and surrounding regions in celebration of Veterans Day 2021., 21 Oct. 2021 Caprile said starting the galleria gave her an opportunity to help talented artists who lost much of their income last year because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Bob Dohr, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 22 July 2021 The galleria has been the scene of several high-profile shootings in the past few years. Carol Robinson |, al, 5 July 2020 See More

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Word History


borrowed from Italian, "arcade, gallery," borrowed from Medieval Latin galeria — more at gallery

First Known Use

circa 1901, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of galleria was circa 1901

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“Galleria.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Feb. 2024.

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