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[bur-guh-moh] /ˈbɜr gəˌmoʊ/
noun, plural Bergamos.
a Turkish rug characterized by a long pile, floral or geometric patterns, and red-orange hues.
Also, Bergama, Bergamee
[bur-guh-mee] /ˈbɜr gəˌmi/ (Show IPA),
[bur-guh-mot, -muh t] /ˈbɜr gəˌmɒt, -mət/ (Show IPA)
Origin of Bergamo1
after Bergama


[ber-gah-maw] /ˈbɛr gɑ mɔ/
a city in central Lombardy, in N Italy. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • As soon as his leg was recovered, he made a trip to Bergamo.

  • He had come directly from Bergamo, where he had passed two days.

    Rico and Wiseli Johanna Spyri
  • A kind of minor painting is believed to have been introduced at this epoch, by a priest called Evaristo Baschenis, from Bergamo.

  • A poor copy of this work is at Dresden, a better one at Bergamo.

    Albert Durer T. Sturge Moore
  • It was not until 1842 that this most precious masterpiece of Antonio Amadeo's skill was transferred to Bergamo.

    New Italian sketches John Addington Symonds
  • When I was cur of Bergamo, they stopped me one night on the Lecco road.

    The Daltons, Volume II (of II) Charles James Lever
  • The evening after the first representation of his opera he set out on his return to Bergamo.

  • I say, let it be Bergamo; or be it Brescia, if you like; or Venice: she is ready.

    Vittoria, Complete George Meredith
  • Bartolommeo Colleoni was born in 1400, at Bergamo, of fighting stock, and his early years were stained with blood.

  • Bartolomeo Buono of Bergamo was one of the greatest architects of his time.

    Venice Dorothy Menpes
British Dictionary definitions for Bergamo


/Italian ˈbɛrɡamo/
a walled city in N Italy, in Lombardy. Pop: 113 143 (2001)
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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