a city in central Lombardy, in N Italy.

Related formsBre·scian [bresh-uh n] /ˈbrɛʃ ən/, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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Historical Examples of brescia

  • The abbe was a native of Brescia, but he had chosen Sorento as his residence.

    The Memoires of Casanova, Complete

    Jacques Casanova de Seingalt

  • The first great name is that of Maddalena Casulana, who was born at Brescia about 1540.

  • From Brescia he had made up his mind to go directly to Berlin.

  • From Brescia came the masters who established the School of Cremona.

    The Violin

    George Hart

  • Your Moretto of Brescia—do you know what it really and spendidly is?

    The Outcry

    Henry James

British Dictionary definitions for brescia



a city in N Italy, in Lombardy: at its height in the 16th century. Pop: 187 567 (2001)Ancient name: Brixia (ˈbrɪksɪə)
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