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EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Italian piazza.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

piazza (plural piazzas or piazze)

  1. A public square, especially in Italian cities.
  2. (US dialectal, especially New England, dated) A veranda; a porch.
    • 1913, Joseph C. Lincoln, chapter 1, in Mr. Pratt's Patients:
      Pretty soon I struck into a sort of path […]. It twisted and turned, [] and opened out into a big clear space like a lawn. And, back of the lawn, was a big, old-fashioned house, with piazzas stretching in front of it, and all blazing with lights.
  3. (Britain) A roofed gallery or arcade (for example around a public square or in front of a building).

Usage notesEdit

  • The plural piazze is used especially when the word refers to public squares in Italy, and plural piazzas when it refers to porches.
  • In some Southern dialects, the variant form pizer is used.

ReferencesEdit

  • Thomas Durant Visser, Porches of North America (2012, →ISBN
  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 piazza” in Dictionary.com Unabridged, Dictionary.com, LLC, 1995–present.

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ItalianEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈpjat.t͡sa/, [ˈpjät̪t̪͡s̪ä]
  • Stress: piàzza
  • Hyphenation: piaz‧za
  • Rhymes: -attsa

Etymology 1Edit

From Latin platea, from Ancient Greek πλατεῖα (plateîa).

NounEdit

piazza f (plural piazze)

  1. square, plaza
  2. market
  3. space, post
  4. (Rome, figuratively) A bald area on the scalp.
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Etymology 2Edit

See the etymology of the main entry.

VerbEdit

piazza

  1. third-person singular present indicative of piazzare
  2. second-person singular imperative of piazzare

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