[ gal-uh-ree-uh ]
/ ˌgæl əˈri ə /


a spacious passageway, court, or indoor mall, usually with a vaulted roof and lined with commercial establishments.

Origin of galleria

1900–05; < Italian. See gallery Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for galleria


/ (ˌɡæləˈriːə) /


a central court through several storeys of a shopping centre or department store onto which shops or departments open at each level

Word Origin for galleria

C20: from Italian; see gallery
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Word Origin and History for galleria



Italian form of gallery.

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