[ kon-ver-saht-see-oh-nee; Italian kawn-ver-sah-tsyaw-ne ]

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

Origin of conversazione

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

Words Nearby conversazione Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use conversazione in a sentence

  • The next conversazione, for which cards were issued by Doctor Feasible, was on a superior scale.

    Newton Forster | Captain Frederick Marryat
  • However, whether Newton was satisfied or not, this conversazione was a finisher to Dr Feasible, who resigned the contest.

    Newton Forster | Captain Frederick Marryat
  • La Childebert was always "up to" something, but a certain fancy-dress conversazione completely convulsed the neighbourhood.

    Vie de Bohme | Orlo Williams
  • The attractive saddle-bags, bercole, were disposed anywhere, and the bulk of the people settled down to a lively conversazione.

    Sea and Sardinia | D. H. Lawrence
  • Perhaps it was these traits which made the Santa conversazione a favorite composition with him.

    The Madonna in Art | Estelle M. Hurll

British Dictionary definitions for conversazione


/ Italian (konversatˈtsjone, English ˌkɒnvəˌsætsɪˈəʊnɪ) /

nounplural -zioni (-ˈtsjoni) or -ziones (English -tsɪˈəʊniːz)
  1. a social gathering for discussion of the arts, literature, etc

Origin of conversazione

C18: literally: conversation

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