mar·​che·​se | \ mär-ˈkā-(ˌ)zā How to pronounce marchese (audio) \
plural marchesi\ mär-​ˈkā-​(ˌ)zē How to pronounce marchesi (audio) \

Definition of marchese

: an Italian nobleman next in rank above a count : marquess

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Recent Examples on the Web Dessert options include butterscotch bamboloni or Peruvian chocolate marchese. Michael Mayo,, "Trouble sorting out 250 Miami Spice options? Try these 9 restaurants," 1 Aug. 2019 The marchese created Sassicaia, a paradigm-breaking cabernet blend that proved greatness could be achieved in Bolgheri, on the Tuscan coast. Eric Asimov, New York Times, "A Pinot Noir From Argentina That Stands Out in a Sea of Malbecs," 21 Jan. 2016

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First Known Use of marchese

1517, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for marchese

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

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“Marchese.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 Dec. 2020.

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