[ bel-vi-deer, bel-vi-deer; for 3 also Italian bel-ve-de-re ]
/ ˈbɛl vɪˌdɪər, ˌbɛl vɪˈdɪər; for 3 also Italian ˌbɛl vɛˈdɛ rɛ /


a building, or architectural feature of a building, designed and situated to look out upon a pleasing scene.
a cigar, shorter and with thinner ends than a corona.
(initial capital letter) a palace in Vatican City, Rome, used as an art gallery.

Origin of belvedere

1590–1600; < Italian: fine view < Latin bellus fine + vidēre to see Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

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British Dictionary definitions for belvedere

/ (ˈbɛlvɪˌdɪə, ˌbɛlvɪˈdɪə) /


a building, such as a summerhouse or roofed gallery, sited to command a fine viewSee also gazebo

Word Origin for belvedere

C16: from Italian: beautiful sight
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