piazza

noun pi·az·za \ pē-ˈa-zə , -ˈä- , sense 1 is usually -ˈat-sə , -ˈät- \

Definition of piazza

plural piazzas or piazze play \pē-ˈat-(ˌ)sā, -ˈät-\
1 plural piazze : an open square especially in an Italian town
2 a : an arcaded and roofed gallery
b dialect : veranda, porch

Examples of piazza in a Sentence

  1. let's enjoy our mint juleps out on the piazza

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Origin and Etymology of piazza

Italian, from Latin platea broad street — more at place

piazza Synonyms

Synonyms
gallery [Southern & Midland], lanai, porch [dialect], stoop, veranda (or verandah)
Related Words
galilee, portico; sleeping porch, solarium, sunporch, sunroom (also sun parlor); porte cochere

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PIAZZA Defined for English Language Learners

piazza

noun

Definition of piazza for English Language Learners

  • : an open public area in a town or city (especially in Italy) that is usually surrounded by buildings



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