marchese

play
noun mar·che·se \-(ˌ)zā\

Definition of marchese

plural

marchesi

play \-(ˌ)zē\
  1. :  an Italian nobleman next in rank above a count :  marquess

Origin and Etymology of marchese

Italian, from Medieval Latin marcensis, from marca border region, of Germanic origin; akin to Old High German marha


First Known Use: 1517


Seen and Heard

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

Love words? Need even more definitions?

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

WORD OF THE DAY

capable of being altered or controlled

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Love words? Need even more definitions?

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