[bawr-ge-ze; English bawr-gey-zee, -zey]


a member of a noble Italian family, originally from Siena, that was important in Italian politics and society from the 16th to the early 19th century. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for borghese

Contemporary Examples of borghese

  • She moved into the Borghese Palace in Rome and swanned about in transparent-ish frocks striking Grecian attitudes.

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    Pauline Bonaparte: Dead Cool

    Simon Doonan

    November 30, 2009

Historical Examples of borghese

  • A look of relief smoothed Borghese's forehead for an instant.

    Romance of Roman Villas

    Elizabeth W. (Elizbeth Williams) Champney

  • I have talked to you too much in the Borghese and on the Palatine to look upon you as a shadow.

    The Law Inevitable

    Louis Couperus

  • Are there any other Borghese Gardens to come for me in the future, I wonder?

    Hawthorne and His Circle

    Julian Hawthorne

  • The funeral of Princess Borghese proved the feeling with which she was regarded.

    Walks in Rome

    Augustus J.C. Hare

  • Such embroideries as the Syon cope, and the Borghese triptych.

    Needlework As Art

    Marian Alford

British Dictionary definitions for borghese



a noble Italian family whose members were influential in Italian art and politics from the 16th to the 19th century
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