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[bre-shah] /ˈbrɛ ʃɑ/
a city in central Lombardy, in N Italy.
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[bresh-uh n] /ˈbrɛʃ ən/ (Show IPA),
adjective Unabridged
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  • The abbe was a native of Brescia, but he had chosen Sorento as his residence.

    The Memoires of Casanova, Complete Jacques Casanova de Seingalt
  • The first great name is that of Maddalena Casulana, who was born at Brescia about 1540.

    Woman's Work in Music Arthur Elson
  • From Brescia he had made up his mind to go directly to Berlin.

    The Place of Honeymoons Harold MacGrath
  • From Brescia came the masters who established the School of Cremona.

    The Violin George Hart
  • Your Moretto of Brescia—do you know what it really and spendidly is?

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

    Vittoria, Complete George Meredith
  • She issued orders: "The nearest point to Rivoli, and then to Brescia."

    Vittoria, Complete George Meredith
  • I have to tell you that Barto Rizzo has been here: he has started for Brescia.

    Vittoria, Complete George Meredith
  • She named the hour this morning when you are to start for Brescia.

    Vittoria, Complete George Meredith
  • Rome crowns him, and Brescia is my bloody ditch, and it is deserved!

    Vittoria, Complete George Meredith
British Dictionary definitions for Brescia


/Italian ˈbrɛʃʃa/
a city in N Italy, in Lombardy: at its height in the 16th century. Pop: 187 567 (2001) Ancient name Brixia (ˈbrɪksɪə)
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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