im·​pre·​sa im-ˈprā-zə How to pronounce impresa (audio)
: a device with a motto used in the 16th and 17th centuries
broadly : emblem

Examples of impresa in a Sentence

the family's selection of the lily as its impresa dates from the 16th century

Word History


Italian, literally, undertaking

First Known Use

1588, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of impresa was in 1588

Dictionary Entries Near impresa

Cite this Entry

“Impresa.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Mar. 2024.

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