conversazione

[ kon-ver-saht-see-oh-nee; Italian kawn-ver-sah-tsyaw-ne ]
/ ˌkɒn vərˌsɑt siˈoʊ ni; Italian ˌkɔn vɛr sɑˈtsyɔ nɛ /

noun, plural con·ver·sa·zi·o·nes, con·ver·sa·zi·o·ni [kon-ver-saht-see-oh-nee; Italian kawn-ver-sah-tsyaw-nee]. /ˌkɒn vərˌsɑt siˈoʊ ni; Italian ˌkɔn vɛr sɑˈtsyɔ ni/.

a gathering for conversation and discussion, especially about the arts or literature.

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Origin of conversazione

First recorded in 1740–50; from Italian; literally, “conversation, meeting to hold a conversation”; see origin at conversation
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British Dictionary definitions for conversazione

conversazione
/ Italian (konversatˈtsjone, English ˌkɒnvəˌsætsɪˈəʊnɪ) /

noun plural -zioni (-ˈtsjoni) or -ziones (English -tsɪˈəʊniːz)

a social gathering for discussion of the arts, literature, etc

Word Origin for conversazione

C18: literally: conversation
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