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marchese

[ mahr-key-zey; Italian mahr-ke-ze ]
/ mɑrˈkeɪ zeɪ; Italian mɑrˈkɛ zɛ /
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noun, plural mar·che·si [mahr-key-zee Italian mahr-ke-zee]. /mɑrˈkeɪ zi Italian mɑrˈkɛ zi/.

an Italian nobleman, equivalent in rank to amarquis.

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Origin of marchese

From Italian, dating back to 1510–20; see origin at marquis
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British Dictionary definitions for marchese

marchese
/ Italian (marˈkeːze) /

noun plural -si (-zi)

(in Italy) a nobleman ranking below a prince and above a count; marquis
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