gal·​le·​ria | \ˌga-lə-ˈrē-ə \

Definition of galleria 

: a roofed and usually glass-enclosed promenade or court (as at a mall)

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Royal Copenhagen and famous Illum shopping galleria, selling interior design, books, and kitchenware, but also fashion and beauty products, are two other places that should be on your list. Matilde Wergeland, Vogue, "A Weekend in Copenhagen Is Full of Possibility," 17 Dec. 2017 Called the High Line Nine, a galleria with a cafe, wine bar and other amenities will house... Keiko Morris, WSJ, "Developers Bet Big on Manhattan Art Galleries," 12 Mar. 2017 Readers called out the overall airbrushed-at-the-galleria aesthetic, the First Lady’s prominently displayed large diamond ring, and the the shot’s similarity to Nancy Reagan’s official portrait. Erika Harwood, Vanities, "Why Melania Trump’s White House Portrait Veers Off-Message," 5 Apr. 2017

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First Known Use of galleria

circa 1901, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for galleria

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

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The first known use of galleria was circa 1901

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