pa·​laz·​zo | \ pə-ˈlät-(ˌ)sō How to pronounce palazzo (audio) \
plural palazzi\ pə-​ˈlät-​(ˌ)sē How to pronounce palazzo (audio) \

Definition of palazzo

: a large imposing building (such as a museum or a place of residence) especially in Italy

Examples of palazzo in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web And, while everyone swears she’s the only person staying in that old palazzo, Frankie keeps sensing the presence of someone—or something—else there. Tom Nolan, WSJ, 28 May 2021 Peretti was raised in Rome in a Renaissance palazzo that seems, over time, to have become something of a golden cage. Laird Borrelli-persson, Vogue, 18 May 2021 This 19th-century Tuscan palazzo in the center of a 2,700-acre estate overlooks a medieval village. Ann Abel, Forbes, 17 May 2021 In this Baroque town of Baroque treasures in the Baroque Triangle, the upper floors of a historic Baroque palazzo have been transformed into a high-design boutique hotel called a.d. 1768. Travel + Leisure Staff, Travel + Leisure, 19 Feb. 2020 There’s your standard home studio, and then there’s the 16th-century Roman palazzo from which artist Coralla Maiuri runs her renowned porcelain and ceramics company. Parker Bowie Larson, ELLE Decor, 27 Apr. 2021 Working from a five-star hotel in a former 19th-century palazzo right in the center of Rome. Rachel Chang, Travel + Leisure, 20 Apr. 2021 Antonio learned the business from his father Franco, one of four siblings who founded Le Sirenuse in 1951 and turned the crimson palazzo into a haven for Hollywood stars since the days of Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor. Spencer Bailey, Town & Country, 28 Mar. 2021 Clay comes into a small inheritance of counterfeit heirlooms and a share in a decrepit Venetian palazzo and tries to use Nick's connection to an antiques dealer to unload the fake silver on a brash, unsuspecting American. Lamar Dawson, NBC News, 13 Dec. 2020

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First Known Use of palazzo

1657, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for palazzo

Italian, from Latin palatium palace

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5 Jun 2021

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“Palazzo.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Jun. 2021.

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