impresa

noun
im·​pre·​sa | \ im-ˈprā-zə How to pronounce impresa (audio) , -sə \

Definition of impresa

: a device with a motto used in the 16th and 17th centuries broadly : emblem

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Examples of impresa in a Sentence

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

First Known Use of impresa

1588, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for impresa

Italian, literally, undertaking

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“Impresa.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/impresa. Accessed 9 May. 2021.

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