pi·​az·​za | \ pē-ˈa-zə How to pronounce piazza (audio) , -ˈä-, sense 1 is usually -ˈat-sə, -ˈät- How to pronounce piazza (audio) \
plural piazzas or piazze\ pē-​ˈat-​(ˌ)sā How to pronounce piazza (audio) , -​ˈät-​ \

Definition of piazza

1 plural piazze : an open square especially in an Italian town
2a : an arcaded and roofed gallery
b dialect : veranda, porch

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Examples of piazza in a Sentence

let's enjoy our mint juleps out on the piazza
Recent Examples on the Web Back in the 1960s, local architectural firm Sasaki helped create the modern-day Copley Square, by converting what were essentially traffic islands into an Italian-style piazza. Globe Staff, BostonGlobe.com, 21 July 2022 Small, charming restaurant and wine bar just off the piazza with old-school touches like hanging meats from the ceiling. Lana Bortolot, Forbes, 27 June 2022 This year's festivities again take place in the central piazza of the stunning Meritage Resort and Spa. San Francisco Chronicle, 17 June 2022 Designed by Louis Kahn for Jonas Salk, who created the polio vaccine, the complex sits on a shelf above the Pacific, a symmetrical white piazza flanked by buildings that are angled like a theater’s wings and bisected by a narrow runnel. Justin Davidson, Curbed, 15 Mar. 2021 Bucolic marathons are held in spring, with people running up and down the vineyards and then relaxing at the little piazza where villagers once met to chat in the evenings after working in the fields. Silvia Marchetti, CNN, 8 June 2022 Finish in Covent Garden piazza, with a complimentary glass of bubbles from Floral By Lima and sushi rolls from Sushisamba. Radhika Seth, Vogue, 31 May 2022 The town, organized around a central piazza in the shape of Gucci’s double G logo, features everything from a digital boutique to a cafe where fans of the Italian brand can connect and hang out. Demetrius Simms, Robb Report, 27 May 2022 Just off the corner of the piazza is the station at Via Caposcuro. Rachel Chang, Travel + Leisure, 7 May 2022 See More

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First Known Use of piazza

1563, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for piazza

Italian, from Latin platea broad street — more at place

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25 Jul 2022

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“Piazza.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/piazza. Accessed 14 Aug. 2022.

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