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

Examples of palazzo in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web One of Florence’s best kept secrets, Palazzo Strozzi is a beautiful, freestanding Renaissance palazzo with an ambitious contemporary art program. Erica Firpo, Condé Nast Traveler, "16 Best Things to Do in Florence," 20 Mar. 2020 An unanticipated problem was encountered, check back soon and try again Franco Bongiovanni is the bar manager at the Sofitel Rome Villa Borghese, a former 19th-century Roman palazzo turned five-star luxury hotel. Elizabeth Rhodes, Travel + Leisure, "How to Make Limoncello, According to an Italian Bartender," 12 May 2020 Rich, vibrant colors in geometric patterns cover tops and palazzo pants. Barry Samaha, Harper's BAZAAR, "Mary Katrantzou’s New Capsule Collection Has Us Dreaming of Beachside Vacations," 5 May 2020 Hotel Excelsior is a destination in its own right: a historically significant Venetian palazzo, enriched by exotic Moorish architecture. Hannah Seligson, Town & Country, "The Best Room At... The Hotel Excelsior," 22 Oct. 2019 The national anthem, usually limited to the start of soccer matches, reverberated off palazzo walls at 6 p.m. on Friday. Jason Horowitz, New York Times, "Italians Find ‘a Moment of Joy in This Moment of Anxiety’," 14 Mar. 2020 In 2018, Bottura and Michele joined forces to create Gucci Osteria, a small restaurant on the palazzo’s main floor. Joshua Levine, WSJ, "And the Award for Oscar-Season Watering Hole Goes to...Gucci," 7 Feb. 2020 Gioacchino moved into the palazzo in the 1970s and began the slow process of bringing it back from complete disrepair. James Mcauley, Town & Country, "The Oldest Money: Inside Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa's Sicilian Palazzo," 10 Dec. 2019 While their genesis was high-minded—the studs are reportedly inspired by details on Roman palazzo doors—the pretty-meets-punk look became so mainstream, entire brands existed just to create downmarket imitations. Steff Yotka, Vogue, "We’ve Gotta Have It: The 17 Items that Defined Fashion in the 2010s," 18 July 2019

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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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4 Jun 2020

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“Palazzo.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 9 Jul. 2020.

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