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[puh-laht-soh; Italian pah-laht-tsaw] /pəˈlɑt soʊ; Italian pɑˈlɑt tsɔ/
noun, plural palazzi
[puh-laht-see; Italian pah-laht-tsee] /pəˈlɑt si; Italian pɑˈlɑt tsi/ (Show IPA)
an impressive public building or private residence; palace.
Origin of palazzo
< Italian: literally, palace Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • It is then that I would have you remember the palazzo Giovanelli.

  • And if the gondoliero had carried her word to the palazzo San Marco——?

    The Royal Pawn of Venice Mrs. Lawrence Turnbull
  • "You are late," said the incognito, when we had walked so far away from the palazzo as to be out of hearing of the crowd.

    Olla Podrida Frederick Marryat
  • We went in to see some people who are furnishing an apartment in palazzo Orsini.

    The Spirit of Rome Vernon Lee
  • The ancient city itself is partly seen, and the massive Duomo and the palazzo Vecchio tower proudly above the trees!

    The Fortunes Of Glencore Charles James Lever
Word Origin and History for palazzo

1660s, from Italian palazzo (see palace).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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