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palazzo

[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)
1.
an impressive public building or private residence; palace.
Origin of palazzo
< Italian: literally, palace
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  • The porter of the palazzo Leone was asleep in his lodge, and Rossi passed upstairs.

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  • She was back in the room in a moment, and they set out for the palazzo Gondi.

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  • The household of the palazzo Balbi was unusually busy and active.

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  • The palazzo della Torre was for a fortnight the resort of the curious and the idle.

    The Fortunes Of Glencore Charles James Lever
  • At the steps of the palazzo della Ragione he halted, cap in hand.

    Little Novels of Italy Maurice Henry Hewlett
Word Origin and History for palazzo
n.

1660s, from Italian palazzo (see palace).

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