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

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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 About half of the units have outdoor loggias or terraces facing the park, reached through sliding glass doors. Tim Mckeough, New York Times, "A New 25-Story Tower on City Hall Park," 10 May 2018 Outside on the property are a loggia, fireplace and patio. Bob Goldsborough, chicagotribune.com, "NBC 5 anchor Rob Stafford sells Hinsdale home for $1.25M," 6 July 2017 Given the parking spaces in the driveway and carport, Barta reimagined the garage as an outdoor loggia adjacent to the client's new pool. Devin Alessio, ELLE Decor, "BEFORE + AFTER: An Outdated 1930s Spanish-Style Home Gets A Total Overhaul," 2 June 2016

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First Known Use of loggia

1742, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for loggia

Italian, from Old French loge lodge

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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

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