plural loggias ˈlō-jē-əz How to pronounce loggia (audio)
also loggie ˈlȯ-(ˌ)jā How to pronounce loggia (audio)
: a roofed open gallery especially at an upper story overlooking an open court

Illustration of loggia

Illustration of loggia

Examples of loggia in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The estate’s three-car garage is ideal for storing coveted rides, while the backyard features a large swimming pool and spa, plus an outdoor kitchen and loggia with a fireplace. Demetrius Simms, Robb Report, 14 May 2024 The principal bedroom occupies a quiet wing of its own with East River views and direct access to the loggia. Demetrius Simms, Robb Report, 8 May 2024 Wide banks of glass sliders blur the line between indoor/outdoor living and spill out to a massive covered dining loggia overlooking the backyard lawn and pool. Leslie Rivera, Robb Report, 22 Apr. 2024 Located in a loggia at the Vatican Palace, the fresco features a detailed version of a solar eclipse, including the sun’s fiery streamers. Elissaveta M. Brandon, Smithsonian Magazine, 4 Apr. 2024 Pope Francis waves from the central loggia of St. Peter's basilica during the Urbi et Orbi message and blessing on Easter Sunday. Claudio Lavanga, NBC News, 31 Mar. 2024 Moments later, the pope imparted his Urbi et Orbi blessing from the central loggia of St. Peter’s façade. Phoebe Natanson, ABC News, 31 Mar. 2024 Outside, there’s an ocean-view Olympic-length infinity pool and a huge poolside loggia overlooking the polo field. Emma Reynolds, Robb Report, 11 Mar. 2024 There are beautiful vistas of the lush property from nearly every room as well as from the picturesque loggia. Emma Reynolds, Robb Report, 23 Feb. 2024

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Word History


Italian, from Old French loge lodge

First Known Use

1742, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of loggia was in 1742

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“Loggia.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/loggia. Accessed 29 May. 2024.

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