EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Italian piazza. Doublet of piatza, place, and plaza.

PronunciationEdit

  • (UK, US) IPA(key): /piˈæt.sə/,[1] /piˈɑt.sə/[1]
  • (file)
  • (US) (veranda): IPA(key): /piˈæ.zə/,[1] /piˈɑ.zə/[1]

NounEdit

piazza (plural piazzas or piazze)

  1. A public square, especially in Italian cities.
    • 2021 December 1, Nigel Harris, “St Pancras and King's Cross: 1947”, in RAIL, number 945, page 43:
      Incidentally, the yard in front of the Granary, now a lovely piazza, was once a canal basin that had been filled in decades before.
  2. (US dialects, 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. (UK) 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

  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/
  • Rhymes: -attsa
  • Hyphenation: piàz‧za

Etymology 1Edit

From Latin platea, from Ancient Greek πλατεῖα (plateîa). Doublet of platea. Cognate with Spanish plaza, French place, German Platz.

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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DescendantsEdit
  • English: piazza
  • Romanian: piață

Etymology 2Edit

See the etymology of the corresponding lemma form.

VerbEdit

piazza

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

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