dolce vita

[dawl-che vee-tah; English dohl-chey vee-tuh]

noun Italian.

sweet life; the good life perceived as one of physical pleasure and self-indulgence (usually preceded by la). Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

British Dictionary definitions for dolce vita

dolce vita


a life of luxury

Word Origin for dolce vita

Italian, literally: sweet life
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Word Origin and History for dolce vita

"life of pleasure," 1960, Italian, from title of Fellini's film.

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