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

  1. 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.

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How to use Borghese in a sentence

  • Why should Prince Borghese live in a palace and keep scores of horses?

    Marzio's Crucifix and Zoroaster | F. Marion Crawford
  • The terrace, which looks down upon the Villa Borghese, is bordered by ancient sarcophagi, and has a colossal statue of Rome.

    Walks in Rome | Augustus J.C. Hare
  • On the opposite side of the road is the classic portico that leads to the Borghese Villa.

    Roman Mosaics | Hugh Macmillan

British Dictionary definitions for Borghese


/ (Italian borˈɡeze) /

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

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