[boh-luh-neez, -nees, -luh n-yeez, -yees; for 2 also boh-luh n-yeyz, -yey-zee or, Italian, baw-law-nye-ze]
- of or relating to Bologna or its inhabitants.
- Italian Cookery. served with a cream sauce typically containing prosciutto, ground beef, and cheese.
- Fine Arts. noting a style or manner of painting developed in Bologna during the late 16th century by the Carracci, characterized chiefly by forms and colors derived from the Roman high renaissance and from the Venetians.
- a native or inhabitant of Bologna.
Origin of Bolognese
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Examples from the Web for bolognese
His prophecy kicked off a vertiginous frenzy of doomsaying, and he was thrown in jail by fearful Bolognese officials.The Volcano That Rewrote History
May 5, 2014
The city and its environs are where lasagna, tortellini, and Bolognese sauce—not to mention bologna—originated.Italy Plans a Disneyland for Foodies
Barbie Latza Nadeau
March 16, 2014
The Bolognese has made my portrait; he means to take it with him to Rome.Albert Durer
T. Sturge Moore
They were the offspring of a Bolognese noble house, neither wealthy nor poor.Vittoria, Complete
The second old man is il Dottore, who is a Bolognese, and a doctor of the University.Venetian Life
William Dean Howells
Besides, it's unfair to pass straight from the Greek mythology to the Bolognese.Italian Hours
In connexion with these examples, there is also the Bolognese feiṅ, Ital.
- of or relating to Bologna or its inhabitants
- a native or inhabitant of Bologna
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Word Origin and History for bolognese
1756, pertaining to Bologna (q.v.).
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper