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[kon-ver-saht-see-oh-nee; Italian kawn-ver-sah-tsyaw-ne] /ˌkɒn vərˌsɑt siˈoʊ ni; Italian ˌkɔn vɛr sɑˈtsyɔ nɛ/
noun, plural conversaziones, conversazioni [kon-ver-saht-see-oh-nee; Italian kawn-ver-sah-tsyaw-nee] /ˌkɒn vərˌsɑt siˈoʊ ni; Italian ˌkɔn vɛr sɑˈtsyɔ ni/ (Show IPA)
a gathering for conversation and discussion, especially about the arts or literature. Unabridged
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Examples from the Web for conversazione
Historical Examples
  • But we must return to the conversazione of Doctor and Mrs Feasible.

    Newton Forster Captain Frederick Marryat
  • I really do not see, my dear, why we should not give a conversazione as well as Dr Feasible?

    Newton Forster Captain Frederick Marryat
  • When the cups and saucers are cleared away, a conversazione is held in the cockpit.

    Rambles Beyond Railways; Wilkie Collins
  • "And that is so essential for a conversazione," continued Mrs. Proudie.

    Framley Parsonage

    Anthony Trollope
  • It's conversazione, of course, but what're we going to talk about?

    Selina George Madden Martin
  • I did go to the conversazione; but you have less to regret than you think.

  • She had reasons for not mentioning the conversazione; and she shrank from writing to him of his mother.

    Heart and Science Wilkie Collins
  • I have tickets for a conversazione at the Academy to-morrow—there can be no harm in your going to that.

    Marie Gourdon

    Maud Ogilvy
  • She was persuaded that it would be a disadvantage to her to go to this conversazione.

  • On Tuesday Frederick had promised to come to the countess's conversazione.

British Dictionary definitions for conversazione


/konversatˈtsjone; English ˌkɒnvəˌsætsɪˈəʊnɪ/
noun (pl) -zioni (-ˈtsjoni) -ziones (English) (-tsɪˈəʊniːz)
a social gathering for discussion of the arts, literature, etc
Word Origin
C18: literally: conversation
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