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

Definition of palazzo

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

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Trousers were either wide palazzo pants or ready-to-jump parachute pants, while jackets were both double-breasted and single-button. Washington Post, "Armani unveils Italian Olympic team uniforms during MFW," 15 June 2019 CWG’s group show, titled Dys-Functional, invites 14 of its artists, including Studio Drift and the fashion designer Virgil Abloh, to create site-specific works inside the elaborate Ca’ d’Oro palazzo. WSJ, "The Duo Behind Carpenters Workshop Gallery Is Challenging the Status Quo of Design," 16 Jan. 2019 The 11-story neo-Renaissance palazzo, right next to St. Patrick’s Cathedral and across Fifth Avenue from Rockefeller Center, remains a stalwart purveyor of luxury fashion to New York’s carriage trade after nearly a century. Joshua Levine, WSJ, "Saks Doubles Down on Department Stores With New Restaurant in New York City," 15 Jan. 2019 Dimora delle Balze, a 19th century palazzo in Noto, Italy. Carrie Goldberg, Harper's BAZAAR, "Chiara Ferragni Wore Three Dior Haute Couture Looks For Her Epic Wedding in Italy," 2 Sep. 2018 Then, after this trial run, the palazzo will be returned to its owner, and 700,000 Heures will move to northwestern Cambodia, where guests will stay in a series of locations, among them an ancient Buddhist temple. New York Times, "A Cultural Compendium of What’s New," 20 Feb. 2018 The crunchy taffeta and faille skirts, a hallmark of the house, are reinterpreted as silky palazzo pants or georgette ruffles, better made for lounging and dancing. Chloe Malle, WSJ, "How Designer Wes Gordon is Reimagining Carolina Herrera for the Next Generation," 6 Dec. 2018 Afterward, at an intimate dinner held in a private Renaissance palazzo, opinions varied. Vogue, "Chanel Conquers Venice With Tilda Swinton, Naomi Watts, and More," 7 Sep. 2018 On a lightning visit to Venice almost two decades ago, I was swept into the magic of the Hotel Gritti Palace, a 14th-century Venetian Gothic palazzo converted, back in the 1940s, into a ravishing small hotel. Jean Bond Rafferty, Town & Country, "Dispatches from the Renaissance," 17 Dec. 2012

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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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