[ dawl-che vee-tah; English dohl-chey vee-tuh ]
/ ˈdɔl tʃɛ ˈvi tɑ; English ˈdoʊl tʃeɪ ˈvi tə /
sweet life; the good life perceived as one of physical pleasure and self-indulgence (usually preceded by la).
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British Dictionary definitions for dolce vita
/ (ˈdɒltʃɪ ˈviːtə, Italian ˈdoltʃe ˈvita) /
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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