log·​gia | \ ˈlō-jē-ə, ˈlȯ-(ˌ)jä \
plural loggias\ ˈlō-​jē-​əz , ˈlȯ-​(ˌ)jäz \ also loggie\ ˈlȯ-​(ˌ)jā \

Definition of loggia

: 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 home was built as a showplace for entertaining and features a large-scale living room, a large formal dining room and multiple loggias set beneath groin vault ceilings. Neal J. Leitereg, latimes.com, "Grand Hancock Park mansion built for City of Vernon founder lists for $10.9 million," 18 June 2018 Sets of French doors lead outside, where expansive terraces and loggias create additional space for living and entertaining. Neal J. Leitereg, latimes.com, "'West Wing' star Rob Lowe seeks $47 million for empty nest in Montecito," 30 June 2018 Great room and loggia design: Sherry Hart; 404-234-2768; sherryhartdesigns.com. House Beautiful, "October 2016 Product Guide," 8 Sep. 2016 Rose’s set is built around an upstage loggia with an overhead walkway and stairs that lead down to the marketplace. Jeffrey Gantz, BostonGlobe.com, "Boston Ballet elevates Cranko’s ‘Romeo & Juliet’," 16 Mar. 2018 From the east, the elevation presents a slim, unadorned, milk-white concrete block, nine stories high, punctured by loggias — a signpost, like the traditional village bell tower, rising above a low, scruffy neighborhood. Michael Kimmelman, New York Times, "Shape-Shifting Art Tower Completes Prada’s City Within a City," 15 June 2018 Our time to see the sights was limited, but on a honeymoon, sunbathing at the infinity pool, and lunch at the loggia obviously takes precedence. Charles Curkin, ELLE Decor, "This Gorgeous Hotel In A Renaissance-Era Convent Will Blow You Away," 4 Apr. 2018 On the top ten floors, many of the arches will be inverted and widened to frame private loggias. Tim Mckeough, New York Times, "David Adjaye Designs a Tower for the Financial District," 7 June 2018 Large windows, a loggia with three arched openings defined by stone columns and a dramatic terrace overlook expansive lawns, formal gardens and a lily pond that complements a Japanese-style tea house. Janet Eastman, OregonLive.com, "Storied Cobbs Mansion has an indoor skate ramp and $77,632 tax bill (photos)," 18 May 2018

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'loggia.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

See More

First Known Use of loggia

1742, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for loggia

Italian, from Old French loge lodge

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about loggia

Statistics for loggia

Last Updated

19 Dec 2018

Look-up Popularity

Time Traveler for loggia

The first known use of loggia was in 1742

See more words from the same year

Keep scrolling for more

More Definitions for loggia



English Language Learners Definition of loggia

: an area on the side of a building that has a roof and that is open on one side

More from Merriam-Webster on loggia

Britannica English: Translation of loggia for Arabic Speakers

Britannica.com: Encyclopedia article about loggia

Comments on loggia

What made you want to look up loggia? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).


tremendous in size, volume, or degree

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Homophone Quiz

  • three-bears-two-of-them-look-like-theyre-whispering-to-a-third-bear-who-looks-chuffed-to-be-the-center-of-attention
  • In order to judge how people felt, the senator's office hired a firm to take a ______.
How Strong Is Your Vocabulary?

Test your vocabulary with our 10-question quiz!


Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.


Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!