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[boh-luh-neez, -nees, -luh n-yeez, -yees; for 2 also boh-luh n-yeyz, -yey-zee or, Italian, baw-law-nye-ze] /ˌboʊ ləˈniz, -ˈnis, -lənˈyiz, -ˈyis; for 2 also ˌboʊ lənˈyeɪz, -ˈyeɪ zi or, Italian, ˌbɔ lɔˈnyɛ zɛ/
of or relating to Bologna or its inhabitants.
Italian Cookery. served with a cream sauce typically containing prosciutto, ground beef, and cheese.
Fine Arts. noting a style or manner of painting developed in Bologna during the late 16th century by the Carracci, characterized chiefly by forms and colors derived from the Roman high renaissance and from the Venetians.
noun, plural Bolognese.
a native or inhabitant of Bologna.
Origin of Bolognese
From Italian, dating back to 1750-60; See origin at Bologna, -ese Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • The Bolognese has made my portrait; he means to take it with him to Rome.

    Albert Durer T. Sturge Moore
  • They were the offspring of a Bolognese noble house, neither wealthy nor poor.

    Vittoria, Complete George Meredith
  • The second old man is il Dottore, who is a Bolognese, and a doctor of the University.

    Venetian Life William Dean Howells
  • Besides, it's unfair to pass straight from the Greek mythology to the Bolognese.

    Italian Hours Henry James
  • In connexion with these examples, there is also the Bolognese feiṅ, Ital.

  • In Italy art had shrivelled with the last of the Bolognese school.

    English Painters Harry John Wilmot-Buxton
  • This one is probably a Bolognese repetition of the seventeenth century.

    Giorgione Herbert Cook
  • The design looks more like an adaptation by some Bolognese eclectic.

    The Later works of Titian

    Claude Phillips
British Dictionary definitions for Bolognese


/ˌbɒləˈniːz; -ˈneɪz/
of or relating to Bologna or its inhabitants
a native or inhabitant of Bologna
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Word Origin and History for Bolognese

1756, pertaining to Bologna (q.v.).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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