[ mahr-key-zuh; Italian mahr-ke-zah ]
/ mɑrˈkeɪ zə; Italian mɑrˈkɛ zɑ /
noun, plural mar·che·se [mahr-key-zey; Italian mahr-ke-ze] /mɑrˈkeɪ zeɪ; Italian mɑrˈkɛ zɛ/.
an Italian noblewoman, equivalent in rank to a marquise.
the wife or widow of a marchese.
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- marchiafava-bignami disease,
- marchiafava-micheli syndrome,
- marching girl
Origin of marchesa
1790–1800; < Italian; feminine of marchese
[ mahr-key-zey; Italian mahr-ke-ze ]
/ mɑrˈkeɪ zeɪ; Italian mɑrˈkɛ zɛ /
noun, plural mar·che·si [mahr-key-zee Italian mahr-ke-zee] /mɑrˈkeɪ zi Italian mɑrˈkɛ zi/.
an Italian nobleman, equivalent in rank to a marquis.
Origin of marchese
From Italian, dating back to 1510–20; see origin at marquis
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/ Italian (marˈkeːza) /
noun plural -se (-ze)
(in Italy) the wife or widow of a marchese; marchioness
/ Italian (marˈkeːze) /
noun plural -si (-zi)
(in Italy) a nobleman ranking below a prince and above a count; marquis
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