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[vah-re-ze; English vuh-rey-zee, -see]
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  1. a city in N Italy, NW of Milan.


[vuh-reyz, -rez, French va-rez]
  1. Ed·gard [ed-gar] /ɛdˈgar/, 1885–1965, U.S. composer, born in France.
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Historical Examples

  • His aunt, the Princess Varese, left him half of her large fortune.

    Robert Orange

    John Oliver Hobbes

  • The Pope can do much, but he will not be able to get contrapuntal music into Varese.

  • It will take me to-morrow to Sesto Calende, whence we go to Varese.

  • In some picturesque respects, Varese is the most perfect of the lakes.

  • In 1385, having thus prepared the way for treason, he avowed his intention of proceeding on a pilgrimage to Our Lady of Varese.

British Dictionary definitions for varese


  1. a historic city in N Italy, in Lombardy near Lake Varese: manufacturing centre, esp for leather goods. Pop: 80 511 (2001)


  1. Edgar (d) (ɛdɡar). 1883–1965, US composer, born in France. His works, which combine extreme dissonance with complex rhythms and the use of electronic techniques, include Ionisation (1931) and Poème électronique (1958)
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